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In defense of Obama’s drone war - Gillette News Record: Columnists

In defense of Obama’s drone war

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:30 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

WASHINGTON — The nation’s vexation over the morality and legality of President Obama’s drone war has produced a salutary but hopelessly confused debate. Three categories of questions are being asked. They must be separated to be clearly understood.

1. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of enemies abroad? What criteria justify assassination?

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