Yemen Strike: Ethics and Tactics, Ends and Means

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News agencies are reporting today that the CIA used an unmanned Predator drone to fire the missile that killed a top al Qaeda operative in Yemen. Five others riding in the jeep were also killed in the desert attack, the first US strike against al Qaeda outside Afghanistan. Critics have called the historic extension of America-s war on terror dangerous policy and a possible violation of international law, comparing it to Israel-s -extrajudicial execution- strategy in the Palestinian territories. Is it justifiable self-defense or a violation of international law? We get an update from journalists in the region, and discuss the politics, ethics and legalities of the attack with former Defense Department experts as well as authorities on international law and human rights.
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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Former PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold)

Federal Election Commission



Warren Olney