Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing: Hearing Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 23, 2013 [open pdf - 2MB]
This testimony compilation is from the April 23, 2013 hearing, "Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing," before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. From the opening statement of Patrick Leahy: "Today, the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights holds an important hearing to explore the administration's use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or 'drones,' to target and kill suspected terrorists overseas. The subcommittee will examine the constitutional and statutory authority to use drones to conduct these targeted killings, as well as key questions regarding the scope of the battlefield, which individuals can be targeted, and the possibility of establishing a transparent legal framework for the use of drones by the government." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Leahy, James Cartwright, Farea Al-Muslimi, Peter Bergen, Rosa Brooks, Martha McSally, and Ilya Somin.
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