Confidential Justice Department Memo

February 6, 2013 – Segment 1

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, and;
Steven David, Professor of Political Science and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education at Johns Hopkins University.

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