A federal judge was unable to find any remedy in United States law for a claim that United States citizen’s due process rights were violated when they were targeted and killed by a drone. The case was dismissed because the judge determined the citizen had been properly designated a terrorist, posed a threat to US interests, and the judiciary should not interfere in the areas of “warmaking, national security and foreign relations.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 4, 2014 5:45 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday May 22, 2013 4:01 pm|
Ahead of a major speech on counterterrorism policies tomorrow, the administration of President Barack Obama has officially declassified information related to drone strikes against four American citizens and also acknowledged for the first time that they were killed by the United States.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 23, 2012 5:00 pm|
It is sixteen year-old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki’s fault that he had a father who was a Muslim extremist. He should not have been born to this man if he wanted to live to see his seventeenth birthday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 15, 2012 11:49 am|
American teen Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki was killed by a drone while dining at a restaurant near Azzan in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa on October 14, 2011.