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William Bradford is an assistant professor in the department of law at the US military academy at West Point. Bradford claims legal scholars critical of the war on terror are a "treasonous" fifth column to be classified as enemy combatants.
Far from revealing the transparency of Obama's government policies, his recent speech on security and drones contains something for everybody, is clear as mud on drone policies, and is interpreted by the press in quite divergent ways.
The idea is that a secret court would consider evidence that a suspect should be on a targeted killing list and hence could be attacked by a drone. The court would issue what might be called a "death warrant".
The U.S. can hardly be critical of Israel's use of targeted killings in Gaza, since the U.S. itself keeps a kill list of those who can be targeted, and has a drone program that constantly carries out targeted killings.