"The Drone Memos...collects and explains the legal documents underlying the Obama administration's hugely controversial program of remote-control assassination. Jameel Jaffer led the ACLU legal team that sued for the release of these documents. In The Drone Memos, he compiles the legal memos, white papers, and government speeches that, taken together, ratified and even expanded the Bush administration's "war on terror"..."-- Provided by publisher.
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Introduction Chekhov's drones "The tight leash" Secrecy, and the fiction of it Law without limits The documents. February 19, 2010, Office of Legal Counsel memorandum, "Lethal operation against Shaykh Anwar Aulaqi xxxxxxxxxxxx " July 16, 2010, Office of Legal Counsel memorandum, "Applicability of federal criminal laws and the Constitution to contemplated lethal operations against Shaykh Anwar al-Aulaqi" March 10, 2010, remarks of Harold Hongju Koh at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, "The Obama administration and international law" May 25, 2011, Justice Department white paper, "Legality of a lethal operation by the Central Intelligence Agency against a U.S. citizen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, " September 16, 2011, remarks of John O. Brennan at Harvard Law School, "Strengthening our security by adhering to our values and laws" November 8, 2011, Justice Department white paper, "Lawfulness of a lethal operation directed against a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al-Qa'ida or an associated force" March 5, 2012, remarks of Eric Holder at Northwestern University School of Law April 30, 2012, remarks of John O. Brennan at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, "The ethics and efficacy of the President's counterterrorism strategy" May 22, 2013, letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to Hon. Patrick J. Leahy May 22, 2013, Presidential policy guidance, Procedures for the use of force in counterterrorism operations outside the United States and areas of active hostilities" May 23, 2013, fact sheet, "U.S. policy standards and procedures for the use of force in counterterrorism operations outside the United States and areas of active hostilities" May 23, 2013, remarks of President Barack Obama at the National Defense University April 1, 2016, remarks of Brian J. Egan at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, "International law, legal diplomacy, and the counter-ISIL campaign" July 1, 2016, fact sheet, "Executive order on the U.S. policy on pre & post-strike measure to address civilian casualties in the U.S. operations involving the use of force & the DNI release of aggregate data on strikes outside areas of active hostilities" July 1, 2016, Report of the Director of National Intelligence, "Summary of information regarding U.S. counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active hostilities" July 1, 2016, Executive order, "United States policy on pre- and post-strike measures to address civilian casualties in U.S. operations involving the use of force."
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Available in Other Form
Online version: Drone memos. New York : The New Press, 2016