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Are People Overreading the White Paper on Imminence?

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:25 AM

I received an email yesterday responding to Susan and my post, in which we suggested that that the White Paper had little new in it. Specifically, the email argued that Susan and I had understated the degree to which the White Paper broke new ground on the question of imminence. We have heard this complaint before, . . .
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A Brief Word In Response to Jack

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:43 AM

We don’t disagree with Jack that the filling in of details in the White Paper is important—and didn’t mean to suggest otherwise. But the importance Jack assigns to this aspect of the White Paper is decidedly not what has made it headline news for just about every major news organization in the country. If that were . . .
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Just Calm Down About that DOJ White Paper

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Okay, everyone, take a deep breath. Chill out. The DOJ’s “White Paper” on targeted killing is no big deal. Really. You wouldn’t know this from reading the somewhat breathless press coverage of the document, much of which offers a reasonable reader some confusion as to what the White Paper actually is. The more responsible reporters have . . .
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DOJ White Paper on Targeted Killings

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Monday, February 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Michael Isikoff from NBC News has posted a copy of a 16-page DOJ “white paper” on the legality of targeted killings–especially vis-a-vis U.S. citizens.  The memo itself is here; story here. I’m sure lots of folks (myself included) will have some thoughts on the white paper once we’ve had a chance to read it…

More on Woodward and Classified Information

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Friday, October 22, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Earlier this week Michael Isikoff wrote about the classified secrets revealed by top officials in Woodward’s Obama’s Wars and asked whether there is a double standard in the Obama administration’s prosecutions of lower-level leakers of classified information.  I build on some of Isikoff’s reporting (in particular his revelation that one official under indictment for leaking . . .
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