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The U.S. May Be Planning to Kill Another U.S. Citizen Abroad

• Joshua Keating, Slate

“U.S. officials” have told Kimberly Dozier of the Associated Press that the Obama administration is wrestling with a decision over whether to kill a U.S. citizen who is a member of al-Qaida and is reportedly actively planning attacks against U.S. citizens abroad.

The individual is apparently in a country that refuses U.S. military action on its soil. Things have been further complicated in this case by the fact that under the new U.S. drone policy announced last year, terrorist suspects overseas can only be killed by the military rather than the CIA., but the Pentagon is apparently not sure whether killing him is worth it:


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