Was the Assassination of Four US Citizens Legal?

Was the Assassination of Four US Citizens Legal?

Was the Assassination of Four US Citizens Legal?

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?



For the first time, the Obama administration has admitted to the drone-killing of US citizens overseas. But "Despite that there are these overtures to the anti-targeted killing or assassination crowd, where they're trying to say, well, we're going to do this in a cleaner way," Nation correspondent Jeremy Scahill says, "the whole thing has just been one massive dirty operation." Scahill, author of Dirty Wars, joins Democracy Now! to break down what's at play for Congress and the executive branch.

—James Cersonsky

Just how many Guatemalan leaders have genocidal blood on their hands? Read Frank Smyth's analysis.

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