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What It's Like to Be on America's 'Kill List'

Malik Jalal describes his life, being hunted by drones

(Newser) - Malik Jalal has been targeted by drones four times, resulting in the death of many innocent bystanders and members of Jalal's own family being killed and seriously injured. He's on the "Kill List" of America and its allies, he explains in an essay for the Independent , and... More »

ACLU Suit: Spill Killer-Drone Details, Mr. President

Complaint says administration has been stonewalling about 'kill list' since 2013

(Newser) - In October 2013, the ACLU filed a FOIA request to find out more about the US counterterrorism drone program, the Guardian reports. Since then, the Obama administration has fought "tooth-and-nail" against releasing documents and "failed to follow through on … commitments to openness," the ACLU said today... More »

No. of Americans on Kill List: Zilch

House Intelligence chair Mike Rogers says only senior leaders targeted

(Newser) - The White House has remained mum on its so-called kill list , but at least one politician is now talking: House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers yesterday revealed that there aren't any Americans on it. "There is no list where Americans are on the list," Rogers told the... More »

Wait, American Lives Are Worth More Than Others'?

Desmond Tutu compares US drone mindset to apartheid, slavery

(Newser) - Desmond Tutu has unloaded on the Obama White House in a letter to the editor in the New York Times , drawing a parallel to the US war on terror with both slavery and apartheid. Tutu was set off by a story this week saying the US might set up a... More »

US Soups Up Kill List, Digs In for 10-Year Drone War

Obama intent on making it a permanent feature of US policy

(Newser) - If you thought President Obama's " kill list " was a simple, shopping list-style affair, think again. The military has spent the past two years developing what it calls a "disposition matrix," a complex database keeping tabs on targets and plans to eliminate them, the Washington Post... More »

NYT Scribe Defends White House Leaks

David Axelrod denies leaks came from White House

(Newser) - The public's right to know about the president and his policies outweigh secrecy and security issues, says David Sanger, the New York Times reporter behind one of two much-criticized articles on the White House's approach to national security, reports the LA Times . Sen. John McCain has repeatedly attacked... More »

McCain: Classified Info Was Leaked to Boost Obama

He seeks Senate probe of New York Times stories

(Newser) - John McCain has accused the White House of deliberately leaking information that could jeopardize national security in order to "paint a portrait of the president of the United States as a strong leader on national security issues." The senator, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, has... More »

Obama: The Man Holding the 'Kill List'

'New York Times' dives into president's counterterrorism approach

(Newser) - The New York Times is running what is undoubtedly today's biggest talker—in terms of both length and heft. The paper interviewed three dozen current and past Obama advisers in an attempt to define the president's counterterrorism approach—a topic it describes using words such as baffling, confounding,... More »

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