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The Lawfare Podcast: How Anwar al Awlaki Became Objective Troy

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.

Book Reviews

How Anwar al-Awlaki Came to Be Targeted With an Armed Drone

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.”

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