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Obama administration set to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. The U.S. solicitor general has made the decision not to appeal a federal appeals court’s decision in…

Obama administration to offer legal justification for targeted killings of Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday plans to outline how U.S. laws empower the government to kill Americans overseas who engage in terrorism against their home country, a source familiar with the matter said, months after a drone strike killed a U.S.-born cleric who plotted attacks from Yemen.…