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US Unease over Legal Basis for Drone Strikes

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The Obama Administration says "an informed, high-level official" can ignore the right to due process and kill American citizens if they constitute an "imminent threat" to the United States. We hear about a leaked "white paper" that's created an uproar over constitutional rights, international rules of war and the role of the CIA. Also, Iran refuses to negotiate with the US after increased sanctions, and powerful excerpts from an Oscar-nominated documentary on sexual assault in America's military.

Banner image: US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on September 30, 2011. Photo by Magharebia