Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law Professor | March 21, 2012
Obama's drone strikes are actually embedded in the rule of law. ++ Critics have questioned the legality of targeted killings via drone strikes. ++ The US Congress has authorized and reaffirmed the president's authority to use such force. ++ Under international laws of war, targeted killings can be legal. ++ The current system of executive deliberation guided by judicial precedent and subject to congressional oversight is almost certainly constitutional. ++ But the US government should still reveal more about the process.