Quote of the Day

77. If used in strict com­pli­ance with the prin­ci­ples of inter­na­tional human­i­tar­ian law, remotely piloted air­craft are capa­ble of reduc­ing the risk of civil­ian casu­al­ties in armed con­flict by sig­nif­i­cantly improv­ing the sit­u­a­tional aware­ness of mil­i­tary com­man­ders. – From the UN Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on the pro­mo­tion and pro­tec­tion of human rights and fun­da­men­tal free­doms while coun­ter­ing ter­ror­ism, Ben […]

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For PBS: Putting the War on Terror under the law

In early Feb­ru­ary, a Depart­ment of Jus­tice Office of Legal Coun­cil White Paper that sum­ma­rized the White House’s legal rea­son­ing for the war on ter­ror­ism leaked to the pub­lic. While the White Paper lim­ited its dis­cus­sion to why the White House can order lethal strikes against Amer­i­can cit­i­zens, it also con­tains some wor­ry­ing hints about how the […]

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