According to administration officials, the US Justice Department determined that natural-born US citizen Anwar Awlaki could be assassinated without being charged with a crime and without any trial as part of a secret memorandum. Officials added that there was “no dissent” among top administration lawyers, who insisted that Obama was free to order the killing of citizens as part of the nation’s “right of self defense.”

Click here to read more on extralegal assassination at the Washington Post

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