Assassination as Official Policy

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In the past eleven months, Israel has killed more than fifty Palestinians in strategic strikes against militants whom the Israeli government claims belong to organizations which have themselves carried out attacks and claimed Israeli lives. Israel calls it "anticipatory self defense." The Palestinians call it assassination. We examine the use of government-sanctioned assassinations against individuals. Is such official use of lethal strikes, which often claim innocent lives, justified? We hear from a journalist in the Middle East, experts in international law and terrorism, and a retired army colonel. (Jim Moret, former West Coast anchor for CNN, guest hosts.)
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Harvard Medical School

Whitehead Institute

American Foreign Policy Council

Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

Council on Foreign Relations

The Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence

The Quarterly Journal of Military History

Invesco Funds

Mile High Stadium




Warren Olney