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Attack of the Drones

This article is from Issue 63: May/June 2013

When a memo from the Justice Department surfaced in February of this year, it cast a new light on one of the biggest modern military secrets—and not a flattering one.
The 16-page government document detailed previously unheard of details on the United States’ drone policy, perhaps most alarming among them, the legality of executing drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) strikes against U.S. citizens.