We begin our show with a discussion of the recent leak of a confidential Justice Department memo detailing the U.S. government’s legal rationale for the targeted killings of US citizens overseas – specifically, using drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects. Our guests are:
Scott Shane, national security reporter for The New York Times;
Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist who blogs about legal issues at emptywheel.net, and;
Steven David, Professor of Political Science and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education at Johns Hopkins University.