The first of a two-part series on the legality and ethics of targeted killing, this paper closely examines the legal regime under which targeted killing takes place. It looks to both international law and domestic law to conclude that targeted killings can be legal. Importantly, the paper investigates the political implications of relying on targeted killings as the prominent form of counter-terrorism.
The Legality of Targeted Drone Attacks as U.S. Policy,
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