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Friday, December 20, 2013

Drone Strike on Yemen Wedding Party Still a Flashpoint

The NYT tonight with important story, though it downplays the number of such errors in the past and probably the number of innocents killed in this one.
The murky details surrounding the strike raise questions about how rigorously American officials are applying the standards for lethal strikes that Mr. Obama laid out in a speech on May 23 at the National Defense University — and whether such standards are even possible in such a remote and opaque environment.
In the speech, the president said that targeted killing operations were carried out only against militants who posed a “continuing and imminent threat to the American people.” Over the past week, no government official has made a case in public that the people targeted in the strike posed a threat to Americans.

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