Almost exactly four years ago, Anwar al Awlaki was killed in an American drone strike in Yemen, marking the first targeted killing of a U.S. citizen by the U.S. government. To Lawfare readers, it is likely a well-known event. But lost in many of the debates over legal theories and counterterrorism necessities, is a different story, one that is more personal and nuanced.
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Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone
By Scott Shane
Published by Tim Duggan Books (2015)
Nearly three years ago, testifying before a congressional hearing, I observed that “the [Anwar] Al-Awlaki case will be someday the subject of a truly wonderful book. It’s a very complicated and interesting history.”
Gen. David Petraeus has a new plan for fighting ISIS. Is it smart or is it totally nuts? Tamara talks about a new article by William McCants that takes us deep inside the mind and menace of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared “caliph” of the Islamic State.