Monday, 29 August 2011

CFR Backgrounder: Targeted Killings

The Council for Foreign Relations, a US foreign policy think tank, has published a useful 'backgrounder' article on the phenomenon of "targeted killings" (i.e. assassinations) as currently practised by the US against its enemies abroad. The following sub-topics are discussed:
  • What are targeted killings?
  • What are the legal considerations surrounding U.S. targeted killings?
  • What methods of targeted killing does the United States employ?
  • What are the political implications of U.S. targeted killing?
  • What is the future of targeted killings?
Definitely worth a read as background to US counter-terrorism measures. Take a look!

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