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Law and Policy of Targeted Killing


Gabriella Blum


Harvard Law School

Phillip B. Heymann


affiliation not provided to SSRN

June 27, 2010

Harvard National Security Journal, Vol. 1, No. 145, 2010

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This is a chapter from our forthcoming book, 'Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism', (MIT Press, September 2010). This chapter addresses the legal, ethical, and strategic aspects of targeted killings as a counterterrorism measure, drawing on the American and Israeli experience. We argue that since terrorism is neither a traditional war nor a traditional crime, its non-traditional nature must affect how, where, and when we employ targeted killings. Specifically, we argue that whether one begins with a law enforcement model or a war model in mind, the ultimate contours of justifiable targeted killings are very similar under either paradigm.

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Keywords: targeted killing, terrorism, national security, unlawful combatants, drones

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Date posted: June 28, 2010  

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Blum, Gabriella and Heymann, Phillip B., Law and Policy of Targeted Killing (June 27, 2010). Harvard National Security Journal, Vol. 1, No. 145, 2010 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1631342

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