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Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case To Kill A Citizen

10/08/2011 08:17 pm ET | Updated Dec 08, 2011

The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, according to people who have read the document.

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