TOP GOV. LAWYERS: U.S. CITIZENS CAN BE MILITARY TARGETS WITHOUT TRIAL

Friday, December 2, 2011
By Paul Martin

Buck Sexton
TheBlaze.com
December 1, 2011

U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets when they take up arms with al-Qaida, top national security lawyers in the Obama administration said Thursday.

The lawyers were asked at a national security conference about the CIA killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and leading al-Qaida figure. He died in a Sept. 30 U.S. drone strike in the mountains ofYemen.

The government lawyers, CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson, did not directly address the al-Awlaki case. But they said U.S. citizens do not have immunity when they are at war with the United States.

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