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White House: Drone Strikes on American Citizens ‘Legal, Ethical and Wise’

White House press secretary Jay Carney earlier today defended the administration’s use of targeted drone strikes, including on American citizens believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaeda, calling them “legal, ethical, and wise.” 

NBC News yesterday obtained and published a confidential Justice Department memo that outlines the legal reasoning behind the administration’s conclusion that such strikes are permissible under U.S. law. 


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