Targeting americans the constitutionality of the us drone war h jefferson powell and foreword by philip c bobbitt focuses on the legal debate surrounding the drone strike as a method of targeted killing in the continuing war on terror. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. From a position of deep practical expertise in constitutional issues prof powell provides a dispassionate and balanced analysis of the issues posed by us targeted killing policy using the killing of anwar al awlaki in september 2011 as a focus for discussion. Targeting americans powells new book analyzes the constitutionality of the us drone war may 20 2016 duke law news on sept 30 2011 a us drone strike in yemen killed anwar al awlaki a senior leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and a us citizen. A centerpiece of the us governments current war against international terrorism is targeted killing by unmanned drone aircraft the executive branch insists that it limits the use of drone strikes to conform with all relevant legal norms but also that those norms permit the killing of a us citizen who meets the targeting criteria the killing of anwar al awlaki in september 2011 was the
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