Islamic radicals, extreme social misfits — or something else?
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Despite their efforts in 2001, Congress did not ultimately impose any geographic limitation for the “War on Terror.” The core issue, as it remains today, is who qualifies as an enemy, not where the enemy is.
Five reasons why the transfer of control from the CIA to the Pentagon won’t diminish the use of drones.
The conversation around drones is shifting. Will it move the President?
Former Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson offers three suggestions for how Obama might carry on targeted killing operations with stronger public support.
It took two confirmation hearings; the release of a slew of White House legal documents; a bunch of new details about the attack in Benghazi; and a 13-hour Rand Paul filibuster followed by a counter-attack from John McCain and …
After nearly 13 hours, Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster over the government’s legal authority to kill, via drone strike, a U.S. citizen on American soil.