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Anwar Al Awlaki

You Have No Rights

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We talk about rights to privacy regularly but few people can point to what exactly those rights are. More importantly, what guarantees those rights? What guarantees us that our rights will not be infringed upon? The answer is... nothing!

Let the [Drone] Thing Be Pressed

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
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...

A Pyrrhic Victory

Bruce Fein | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States' extra-judicial killing of United States citizen Anwar al-Awlaki off the battlefield and unengaged in active hostilities against the...

Not Our Better Angels

Michael Brenner | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
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.

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 | World
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.

Secret DOJ Memo Authorized Killing Of American-Born Al-Qaeda Cleric

Washington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed ...

In Wake of Al-Awlaki's Death, U.S. Needs to Come Clean on Targeted Killings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Was the killing of Awlaki lawful? For that matter, is the growing U.S. practice of targeting individuals around the world with remote-controlled drones or secret Special Operations raids a legal way to fight terrorism?

Joshua Hersh

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

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 | World

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 ...

Second American Al Qaeda Militant Killed In Al-Awlaki Airstrike

Posted 11.30.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Defense Ministry says another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine, died...

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

Terrorism Where We Least Expect It

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Paul Heroux

President Bush used to say that terrorists hate freedom. Actually, terrorists use freedom, need freedom and have exploited freedom.

Who Is Anwar Al-Awlaki?

GQ | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

With Osama dead, U.S. intelligence is zeroing in on the remaining most dangerous terrorists alive, and one man is at the top of the list. Of the eight...

U.S. Intensifying Covert War In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

June 9, 2011 3:10:21 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has intensified air strikes on suspected militants in Yemen in a bid to kee...

The Targeted Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

Osama bin Laden and the "suspected militants" targeted in drone attacks should have been arrested and tried in U.S. courts or an international tribunal. Obama cannot serve as judge, jury and executioner.

U.S. Targets Radical Cleric In Failed Strike

Posted 07.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drone aircraft attack that killed two midlevel al Qaeda militants in Yemen Thursday was targeting the leader of al Qae...