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Europe, China, U.S.: Whose Economy Has It Worst? – WSJ.com

It’s no wonder that global markets are so jittery. The world’s three largest economies can’t continue along their current paths, and everybody knows it. Investors watch nervously for signs that China is headed toward a hard landing, that America will sink back into recession, and that the euro zone will …

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U.S. Tightens Drone Rules for Its Pakistan Attacks – WSJ.com

The Central Intelligence Agency has made a series of secret concessions in its drone campaign after military and diplomatic officials complained large strikes were damaging the fragile U.S. relationship with …

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Qaddafi’s Death Is Latest Victory for New U.S. Approach to War – NYTimes.com

The final end to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s rule is the latest victory for a new American approach to war: few if any troops on the ground, the heavy use of air power, including drones, and, at least in the case of Libya, a reliance on …

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U.S. deaths in drone strike due to miscommunication, report says – latimes.com

A Marine and a Navy medic killed by a U.S. drone airstrike were targeted when Marine commanders in Afghanistan mistook them for Taliban fighters, even though analysts watching the Predator’s video feed were uncertain whether the men were part of an

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Secret U.S. memo sanctioned killing of Aulaqi – The Washington Post

The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to …

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Obama is winning war on terror while GOP gripes

President Barack Obama, the man Republicans claimed was too young, too idealistic and too inexperienced to lead, is becoming a foreign policy authority the likes of which the Oval Office has not seen since Dwight Eisenhower, a five-star general in the United States Army, nearly half-a-century ago.

Yesterday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of radical Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, a dangerous recruiter for the …

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YEMEN: Does U.S. have the right to target and kill its citizens? – latimes.com

News that U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar Awlaki was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen on Friday has revived debate about the inclusion of Americans on a U.S. government “targeted killing” list.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represented Awlaki’s father in a lawsuit last year against the Obama administration, argue that the United States does not have the authority to hunt down and kill one of its citizens without …

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Killings Pose Legal and Moral Quandary – WSJ.com

Federal investigators needed a judge’s permission to wiretap Anwar al-Awlaki, an American who became a leader in Yemen’s al Qaeda affiliate. But to kill him in a drone strike Friday, the government could do so unilaterally.

The killing of U.S.-born Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is seen as a boost in the U.S. war on terror. But as WSJ’s Neil Hickey reports from Washington, it’s raised questions about what actions can be taken against U.S. citizens.

The case of Mr. Awlaki and his extrajudicial killing poses a legal and moral quandary for …

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Awlaki Strike Shows U.S. Shift to Drones in Terror Fight – NYTimes.com

The C.I.A. drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born propagandist for Al Qaeda’s rising franchise in Yemen, was one more demonstration of what American officials describe as a cheap, safe and precise tool to eliminate …

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Close Read: Questions About Killing Awlaki : The New Yorker

Anwar al-Awlaki is dead, according to Administration officials. Does everyone feel safer? There are benefits, of course, to not having someone on the streets or hills of Yemen who wants to kill his fellow Americans—and Awlaki was an American, born in New Mexico. He was killed in a drone strike to his convoy, in an operation run by …

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Drone Kills Top Al Qaeda Figure – WSJ.com

The U.S. ushered in a new CIA-led counterterrorism program in Yemen on Friday, sending unmanned aircraft to kill an American-born cleric who occupied a top place on the U.S.’s …

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Anwar al-Awlaki’s Suspected Ties to Terror Plots – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki and a number of his associates in Yemen on Friday was the latest in a years-long campaign to kill leaders of Al Qaeda and its affiliates. Mr. Awlaki was considered one of the group’s most dangerous English-speaking …

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