Obama's 'Kill List' and the Rules of War

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167x120 image for tp120531obamas_kill_list_andThe New York Times has published a lengthy account of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals." At meetings held every week or so, President Obama presides and takes full responsibility for deciding which of a "kill list" of suspected terrorists will live or die. His use of drone technology goes well beyond what the Bush Administration even tried. We speak with Times investigative reporter Jo Becker and others about the consequences in the law, for morality, international diplomacy and the upcoming election.

Credits

Guests:
Jo Becker - New York Times - @jo_becker, William Banks - Syracuse University, Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - @ggreenwald, Audrey Kurth Cronin - George Mason University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Caitlin Shamberg, Anna Scott