Thursday, May 23, 2013

Eric Holder Drones: Leaked Memo Reveals Drones Killed Four Americans

Eric Holder Drones: Leaked Memo Reveals Drones Killed Four Americans

A day before President Obama is to give a speech outlining the justifications used in targeted drone strikes, the New York Times has received a copy of a Justice Department white paper acknowledging the deaths of four Americans in drone strikes. The letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to congressmen including Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is the first acknowledgment by the government of strikes against Americans, including Anwar Al-Awlaki, “outside of areas of active hostilities.”