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CRS: Legal Issues Related to the Lethal Targeting of U.S. Citizens Suspected of Terrorist Activities

Author: Jennifer K. Elsea

This memorandum from the Congressional Research Service attempts to clarify the debate over lethal targeting of U.S. citizens with suspected ties to terrorist activites by providing legal background, setting forth what is known about the Administration's positionz and identifying possible points of contention among legal experts and other observers.

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Op-Ed

Drones: War from Afar

Author: Micah Zenko
International Relations and Security Network

Micah Zenko states,"while limited military force can be one component of an overall strategy toward an adversary, it should never be a substitution for it."

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Interview

U.S. Air Strikes in Pakistan "Ineffective"

Micah Zenko interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

CFR Fellow Micah Zenko says U.S. air strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas are ineffective as a counterinsurgency tool. He recommends that Washington create oversight mechanisms for its covert operations in the tribal areas and develop a comprehensive national strategy toward Pakistan.

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