In the aftermath of a U.S. drone strike in Yemen that killed two Americans, including radical cleric Anwar Awlaki, the Los Angeles Times published a September 30 article examining the legality of killing U.S. citizens.
The article quotes Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and retired officer in the Israel Defense Forces, who concludes that military and intelligence agencies acted legally in targeting Awlaki.
“This attack appears to have met the criteria of proportionality, military necessity and the absence of alternatives to be in full accordance with a state’s right to aggressive self-defense,” Guiora said.
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