Federal appeals court releases secret legal memo on drone killing

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday released a previously secret government memo [text, PDF] outlining the Obama administration’s legal basis for the 2011 drone strike against US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in Yemen. According to the memo, al-Awlaki played an important role in al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] in the Arabian Peninsula. The disclosure of the memo represents a significant concession [WP report] by the Obama administration after…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/us-court-releases-secret-legal-memo-on-drone-killing.php

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