Drones and Democracy A Legal Question, But also One of Policy

The leak this week of a Justice Department memo justifying targeted drone killings of Americans abroad has opened President Obama to criticism and drawn comparisons to the Bush administration's notorious "torture memos." The document isn't on the same scale, but Congress should continue asking tough questions.
Von Eugene R. Fidell
Two Grey Eagle drones on the tarmac in Afghanistan.

Two Grey Eagle drones on the tarmac in Afghanistan.

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Military law expert Eugene R. Fidell, 67, is a lecturer at Yale University and former president of the National Institute of Military Justice. His courses include a seminar on the legal issues surrounding the Guantanamo prison camp.