Adam Serwer | Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil—but only in “an extraordinary circumstance,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday.
Sources Claim Justice Department OLC Memos for Targeted Killings Include Secret Protocols with Foreign Governments
National Journal | Sources say Obama won’t release them because of classified agreements with foreign governments.
Will Conflating Leaks with National Security Threats Turn Journalists into Targets for Assassination?
The New Yorker | In thinking about drones strikes and targeted killings, it can be instructive to picture them hitting people you know, either deliberately or as collateral damage. Doing so may not even be much of a stretch, nor should it be.
The Future of Freedom Foundation | If terrorism can be treated as either a criminal offense or an act of war, at the discretion of the authorities, there is no inherent reason why drug offenses can’t be treated in the same manner.
Forget Unlocking Trophies and Achievements in Videogames: Pentagon Creates Medal for Drone Pilots, Cyber Warriors
RT News February 14, 2013 Soon receiving military honors might be as easy as adjusting a joystick. The Pentagon is reportedly planning on awarding the pilots of remotely controlled [...]
Traces of Reality | During the last week, ex-LAPD, ex-Navy cop-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner triggered his own one-man riot in the hundred-mile radius around Los Angeles, California (allegedly). The latest reports from the area stress that the manhunt for the million-dollar fugitive has concluded…
Austin-American Statesman | Ex-associates in Corpus Christi called Manssor Arbabsiar a joke, a floundering businessman who smoked too much, drank too much and often solicited prostitutes. Neighbors in Round Rock knew him as a rude and unfriendly recluse.
The Atlantic | “How much evidence does the President need to determine that a particular American can be lawfully killed?” writes Senator Ron Wyden in a letter to John Brennan, Obama’s choice to lead the CIA.
Ron Paul | Thousands of new DIA spies are to be hired and placed undercover alongside their CIA counterparts to help foment ever more covert wars and coups in foreign lands. Congress is silent. Where will it all end?