Jacob Sullum on Due Process and Death by Drone

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A Justice Department white paper leaked
last week describes death by drone as an “act of national
self-defense,” part of an “armed conflict” with Al Qaeda and its
allies. Yet the white paper also speaks of due process for
suspected terrorists condemned to death by the president, a
requirement it says can be met through secret discussions within
the executive branch. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum says this
contradiction at the heart of Obama’s “targeted killing” policy
combines the rules of the battlefield with the rules of the
courtroom, making a muddle of both. View this article.

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