International & World Politics

The Drone Memos: Target Killing, Secrecy, and the Law

In the long response to 9/11, the US government initiated a deeply controversial policy of “targeted killing”―the extrajudicial execution of suspected terrorists and militants, typically via drones. A remarkable effort was made to legitimize this practice; one that most human rights experts agree is illegal and that the United States has historically condemned. […Learn More]