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Five Ways to Reform the Targeted Killing Program

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 3:07 AM

Can the targeted killing program be reformed?  That will be the topic of discussion today at 4pm EST, as the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights holds a hearing entitled “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing”  Regular Lawfare readers know that I’ve authored six prior . . .
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Greg McNeal Talks Drone Courts on NPR

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Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

From Weekend Edition, a very thoughtful and useful discussion with Greg McNeal on some of themes of his recent guest blogging on Lawfare:

It’s Time for a White Paper on Congressional Oversight of Targeted Killings

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Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:19 AM

In my prior posts I discussed the process of targeted killing, and some of the accountability mechanisms embedded in the process.  This post, and my next and final post will address reform recommendations that may help make the targeted killing program more publicly accountable. The recent news that the Obama administration is considering transferring responsibility . . .
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Presidential Politics, International Affairs and (a bit on) Pakistani Sovereignty

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Friday, March 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

In my prior post I focused on how Congress can serve as a mechanism of political accountability for targeted killings.  In this post I want to focus on presidential and international politics as potential accountability mechanisms. PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS If congressional oversight does not work, what about the executive branch’s response to political pressure?  For politics . . .
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The Politics of Accountability for Targeted Killings

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:51 PM

As regular readers know, I authored three posts on the kill-list creation process.  In my first post I explained how law creates categories of targets, and how bureaucrats begin to create lists of targets.  In my second post I explained how network analysis contributes to the kill-list creation process.  The third post described the extensive . . .
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How to Make A Kill-List

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Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Thanks to Lawfare for hosting me again.  I enjoyed my last visit, when I wrote about the U.S. military’s collateral damage estimation process, and I especially appreciated the helpful feedback (and in some cases, resources) I received from military and intelligence professionals and other thoughtful commentators.  For this round of guest posts I will focus . . .
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Gregory McNeal Guest Posting on Kill List Procedures

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Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Gregory McNeal of Pepperdine University School of Law has been doing fascinating research on the actual processes U.S. forces use in targeting. Most recently, he’s been working on the actual processes by which the United States “nominates” targets for its kill list. His work on this subject has now reached critical mass, so I asked . . .
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What the Lawfare Podcast Looks Like on Apple TV

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

From Gregory McNeal via Twitter. Looks kinda cool.

Gregory McNeal on Accidental Deaths and Targeting

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Gregory S. McNeal of Pepperdine University School of Law writes in with the following contribution to our ongoing discussion of Newtown, drones, targeting, and accidental versus intentional killing of children—one that responds to Benjamin Farley’s earlier point that collateral damage is not unexpected or entirely accidental: I thought I’d weigh in on your discussion regarding . . .
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