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A federal appeals court released large portions of a Justice Department memo that argued that it was lawful to target Anwar al-Awlaki a US-born Muslim cleric who is accused of being a terrorist associated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
The US Justice Department (DOJ) released a White Paper that justifies killing Americans abroad if they pose an imminent threat. Yet, when the Obama administration replaced George W. Bush in 2008, it and its supporters depicted water boarding as torture.
The Obama administration has requested that a federal judge dismiss a lawsuit over the killing of three American citizens in Yemen earlier in 2011. The three are: Anwar Al-Awlaki, his son Abdulrahman, and Samir Khan.
America is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; that America died 10 years ago today when its rulers decided they could lock up foreigners indefinitely without trial. Now, that privilege has been extended to American citizens as well.
In the wake of the US military's drone strike against American-born Anwar Al-Awlaki in Yemen on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul suggested the possibility of impeachment over the matter.
The execution of Osama Bin Laden and more recently the death of Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone attack has led the US President to claim Al-Qaeda is on the run. Others claim the organisation does not exist. Paradoxically, they are both right.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a ranking member of the terrorist organization, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was killed Friday in Yemen by a missile fired from a U.S. air drone. Officials from both American and Yemeni intelligence agencies confirmed his death.
In the aftermath of the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was pressed by ABC News' Jake Tapper to explain the legality behind the assassination of an American citizen.
Fort Hood shooting: First responders use a table as a stretcher to transport a wounded US Soldier to an awaiting ambulance at Fort Hood, Texas - Nov. 5, 2009. The shootings were perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan, a career serviceman with the U.S. Army who held the rank of major. The attack claimed the lives of 13 servicemen and women. Hasan has been linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al-Qaida militant.
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Coffins of soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shootings being loaded aboard an aircraft for flight to Dover Air Force Base. The Nov. 5, 2009, shootings were perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan, a career serviceman with the U.S. Army who held the rank of major. The attack claimed the lives of 13 servicemen and women. Hasan has been linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al-Qaida militant.