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Anwar Al Awlaki Killed

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Demanded Answers When Drone Killed American Teenager | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has never commented publicly on the targeted drone strike that accidentally killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-ye...

How The Government Justified Killing An American Citizen

The New York Times | Posted 05.09.2013 | Home

One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi ...

Ryan Grim

Teen Killed In U.S. Drone Strike Should Have 'More Responsible Father,' Obama Campaign Official Says | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 16-year-old American boy killed in an Obama administration drone strike "should have [had] a far more responsible father," Obama campa...

We Take Care of Our Own: Eric Holder and the End of Rights

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

No more clever wordplay (enhanced interrogations, "patriot" act, targeted killing, kinetic operations) but a simple declaration that the U.S. government will kill its own citizens when it wishes to.

America as Constitutional Republic: When Can the President Kill?

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

What should be done if there are no obvious battlefields and no certain combatants? Should propagandists be treated as fighters? Are any procedural protections required before a U.S. citizen can be killed?

Al-Awlaki's Death is Not America's Death

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It is my opinion that a traitor who joined enemy combatants intent on doing our country and our people harm is a lawful target in an armed conflict and was rightly taken out before his dastardly plots could come to fruition.

The Assassination of Al-Awlaki, American Citizen and al Qaeda Martyr

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Azeem Ibrahim

The underlying unease about Al-Awlaki's assassination is that there is considerable argument about whether he had become "operational" and was actively plotting or whether he was merely inspiring terrorism.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ron Paul Floats Impeachment Over Al-Awlaki Drone Strike | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

The targeted killing of Yemeni-based al-Qaeda "cleric" Anwar Al-Awlaki was guaranteed to be a flashpoint for controversy because it was essentially a ...

A Farewell to Due Process: The Assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

The assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki suggests that due process might be going the way of all good things. If we strip away the inflated rhetoric comparing Al-Awlaki to Osama bin Laden, the facts are troubling.

GOP Candidate Says Obama Could Be Impeached

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) suggested Monday while speaking at the University of New Hampshire that President Barack Obama could be impeached for the kill...

Let the [Drone] Thing Be Pressed

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Ken Blackwell

When an American citizen turns terrorist and calls for murderous attacks on his fellow citizens, he surely places himself outside the protection of our Constitution and laws.

U.S. Executes American Citizen Al-Awlaki Without Trial

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Government of the United States, currently under the management of a former professor of constitutional law, executed one of its own citizens abroad without any form of due process.

McCain Counters Cheney On Calls For Obama Apology

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

In an appearance Monday on CNN, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared to reject a suggestion from former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Li...

Not Our Better Angels

Michael Brenner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Michael Brenner

The Anwar al-Awlak killing can only be interpreted and assayed meaningfully if placed in the context of the 'War On Terror." For America today is not the same country that it was before 9/11.

The Anwar al-Awlaki Killing: Cheney's Bluster vs. Obama's Deeds

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Mr. Cheney, with all due respect, this is a classic example of when and where actions speak louder than words, and certainly much louder than bluster.

Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Michael Shaw | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw


Dick And Liz Cheney: Obama Owes Bush Administration An Apology

Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, along with his daughter Liz, praised President Barack Obama Sunday for the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the rise of late-in-the-game Christie for President hoopla, and the dramatic, defeat-snatched-from-the-jaws-of-victory final fall of the Boston Red Sox. It also brought the start of Michael Jackson's doctor's trial (thrilling HLN's anchors, though Nancy Grace's wardrobe malfunction was caused by an energetic quickstep, not titillating testimony) and the end of Andy Rooney's run as America's favorite curmudgeon. Meeting a more final end was senior al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, whose killing prompted Leon Panetta to offer this classic shot of wry: "This has been a bad year for terrorists." Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests intensified, a welcome reminder that, for angry Americans, the Tea Party is not the only option -- and that the energy for real change will definitely come from outside Washington. Keep your eye on Zuccotti Square.

WATCH: Maddow Raises Troubling Questions About U.S. Killing

Posted 12.01.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow raised a series of questions about the legality of the killing of the U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on her Friday show. Al-Awlaki ...

How Killing Awlaki Affects America, Al Qaeda, and the Arab Spring

Scott Atran | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home
Scott Atran

Eliminating Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan creates a brief opportunity for restoring America's shattering moral standing in the Arab and Muslim world. President Obama can now claim that the biggest short-term threat to national security from abroad has been nearly neutralized.

Joshua Hersh

After Awlaki Hit, U.S. Overflowing With Praise For Yemen's Troubled Government | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

In the aftermath of the American military strike that killed wanted al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. government has turned up the volume o...

Jaweed Kaleem

Some Muslims Question Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

The U.S.-led killing in Yemen of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. born imam who was known for his Internet videos preaching violent jihad and...

Andrea Stone

Does Killing Of U.S.-Born Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki Make America Safer? | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen has brought cheers from lawmakers and terrorism experts, but it remains an ...

Ryan Grim

American Al-Awlaki Killed Abroad Without Trial | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - The United States government killed an American citizen in Yemen on Friday in hostile action, despite not having declared war on the coun...

Top Republicans Differ On Killing Of Al Qaeda Cleric

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Top Republican politicians differed in their reactions Friday to the killing of American-born operative al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone ...