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Justice Department memo reveals the Obama administration has more lenient rules for when drone attacks can be launched to kill U.S. citizens


Luis Fernandez will be on WQBA’s Radio Show, Zona Politica con Helen Aguirre de Univision America at 5:00 pm today to discuss the Justice Department’s memo that justifies killing Americans abroad if they are an ‘imminent threat.

An unclassified Justice Department memo reveals that the Obama administration has had more lenient rules than publicly known for when drone attacks can be launched to kill U.S. citizens working abroad with terrorists.

The newly disclosed Justice Department memo says the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent, only that the targeted suspect is involved in ongoing plotting against the United States.

“The threat posed by al-Qaida and its associated forces demands a broader concept of imminence in judging when a person continually planning terror attacks presents an imminent threat,” the document says.

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