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Attorney General offers legal justification for killing American-born terrorists abroad – Washington Post

On March 4, 2012 the Washington Post reported that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder justified the killing of U.S. citizens abroad "who pose a terrorist threat" during a speech at Northwestern University.  While the Justice Department has not released its legal justification for killing U.S. born terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, Holder outlined a three-part legal test […]

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NYC Bomb Plot Suspect Is Called Fan of Qaeda Cleric – NY Times

On November 20, 2011, the New York Times reported that a Manhattan man was arrested for attempting to build and detonate bombs in New York City. According to the article, 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, was arrested by the New York Police Department after a two year investigation.  The article notes that Pimentel was "fascinated by the […]

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NOVA Man Pleads Guilty to Metro Bomb Plot

According to multiple reports, a NOVA man pleaded guilty Monday to two terror-related counts in connection with a plot to bomb the Washington-area Metro system. Farooque Ahmed is a 35-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan and has received a 23-year sentence as part of his plea deal. According to the Associated Press, he pleaded guilty […]

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No Appeal in Al-Aulaqi

The deadline for a notice of appeal of Judge Bates’ ruling in Al Aulaqi passed with no filing from the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights. The group released the following statement, published on Lawfare blog here, and reposted below: After consultation with our client, the decision has been made not to further pursue this case in court. […]

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Hank Crumpton’s Keynote Address at the Texas International Law Journal’s Symposium on Air & Missile Warfare

Posted yesterday, February 15, on Lawfare blog, and available here, Robert Chesney discusses Hank Crumpton's keynote address at the Texas International Law Journal's Symposium on Air and Missile Warfare. Crumpton was sworn in as Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State with the rank of Ambassador-at- Large on August 2, 2005. Chesney notes that […]

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Al-Awlaki Recording Criticizes U.S., Expresses Support for Jailed Yemeni Journalist

According to reports, a recording believed to be of Anwar al-Awlaki was posted to jihadist forums Sunday, February 13. In the recording, al-Awlaki criticizes the Yemeni government for cooperating with the United States and expresses support for jailed Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Hider Shaea, who was recently convicted and jailed for supporting al Qaeda. According to […]

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Targeting al-Awlaki and International Law

Robert Chesney's post yesterday on Lawfare blog, titled "Targeting al-Awlaki and International Law," asks the question: Does international law permit the US government to kill Anwar al-Awlaki?  Chesney examines that question in a draft article posted here (the paper is forthcoming in the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law).  He uses al-Awlaki as a case study that "provides an occasion to […]

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Yemen Sentences Al-Awlaki in Absentia

According to al-Jazeera,in an article entitled "Yemen Sentences al-Awlaki in Absentia,"  the government of Yemen indicted al-Awlaki and his cousin, Othman al-Awlaki, for inciting another man, Hisham Mohammed Assem, to carry out an attack on westerners at an oil facility where Assem worked as a security guard.  Assem was the only one of the three […]

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Suit Over Targeted Killings Is Thrown Out

In an article entitled "Suit Over Targeted Killings is Thrown Out," The New York Times reports yesterday that Judge John Bates, threw out a lawsuit that had sought to block the American government from trying to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, the United States citizen and Muslim cleric in hiding overseas who is accused of helping to plan attacks […]

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Prosecutors charge U.S.-born cleric with additional crimes in Yemen

An article entitled "Prosecutors charge U.S.-born cleric with additional crimes in Yemen," reports on November 6, 2010 that a judge in Yemen on Saturday has ordered the capture of Anwar al-Awlaki, prompting the deployment of more troops to seize the man and bring him to court. CNN reports: "A Yemeni security official, speaking on the […]

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