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Targeted Killings: Carte Blanche To Kill?

A Justice Department "white paper" released this week offers a legal rationale for the Obama administration's targeted killings of alleged al-Qaisa operatives who are also American citizens. But legal experts say the document's broad interpretation of who represents a legitimate target -- and an imminent threat to U.S. safety -– gives commanders carte blanche to kill. Kojo explores the legal and ethical issues with a legal scholar who formerly advised Israel on targeted killings.

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