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Published: 21 April 2016

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190492847

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Targeting Americans

The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War

H. Jefferson Powell and Foreword by Philip C. Bobbitt

  • Focuses on the legal debate surrounding the drone strike as a method of targeted killing in the continuing war on terror
  • Provides a careful analysis of the fundamental legal questions surrounding the constitutionality of the policy
  • Argues that constitutional law is and should be a distinct element in the evaluation of targeted killing
  • Offers a unique insiders perspective from lawyers and policy makers actually involved in national security decision-making
  • Accessible to general readers, providing a strong focus on basic principles to explain the broad framework within which constitutional reasoning takes place

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