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Targeted Killing: Drones

A Response to the “Drone Papers”: AUMF Targeting is a Deliberate Process with Robust Political Accountability

The Intercept’s “Drone Papers” leaker “believes the public has a right to know how the U.S. government decides to assassinate people.” But the documents themselves are hardly as damning as the breathless tone of the reporting suggests. 

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A Reply to Charlie Savage—And His Reply to Me

Charlie Savage of the New York Times reponded last week to my critique of his NSA cybersecurity surveillance article. I think he's kidding himself about how phrases like "warrantless surveillance" come off to a reasonable reader and that his article was more suggestive than he admits about Americans' being in the surveillance cross-hairs. Here's my response—complete with his thoughts at the end. 

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Et Tu, Charlie? The New York Times's Savage Blunder

"Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency‘s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified N.S.A. documents," the New York Times breathlessly reported yesterday.

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