Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on "The O'Reilly Factor" last night on the legality of killing traitors to America. The discussion focused on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda operative and U.S. citizen who was killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen in 2011.
New developments this morning in the war on terror as three suspected U.S. drone strikes have targeted militants in southern Yemen over the last two days. Martha MacCallum discussed the drone strikes this morning with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
A Pakistani political party that opposes U.S. drone strikes has revealed what it claims is the identity of the CIA station chief in the country. It's the second time in three years that this has happened, with Pakistanis angry over civilian casualties in the drone attacks.
One of the world’s most wanted terrorists was killed in a United States drone strike in Pakistan.
President Obama spoke this afternoon on the future of the fight against terrorism and his controversial policy on drone strikes. Here's the full transcript of his remarks, as prepared for delivery, at National Defense University in Washington.
"It's an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at Fort McNair, Americans have served in uniform since 1791- standing guard in the early days of the Republic, and contemplating the future of warfare here in the 21st century.
For over two centuries, the United States has been bound together by founding documents that defined who we are as Americans, and served as our compass through every type of change. Matters of war and peace are no different. Americans are deeply ambivalent about war, but having fought for our independence, we know that a price must be paid for freedom. From the Civil War, to our struggle against fascism, and through the long, twilight struggle of the Cold War, battlefields have changed, and technology has evolved. But our commitment to Constitutional principles has weathered every war, and every war has come to an end."
The United States government acknowledged for the first time that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009. In a letter to Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder refers to the strikes as “sensitive counter-terrorism operations,” but does not used the word “drone.”