Audrey Kurth Cronin

George Mason University

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Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and author of How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns

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The New York Times has published a  lengthy account  of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals."

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

The New York Times has published a lengthy account of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals."

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Soon after President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he began authorizing the killing of individuals deemed threatening to the United States.

Obama the Warrior in a New Kind of War

Soon after President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he began authorizing the killing of individuals deemed threatening to the United States.

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