The United States’ Policy of Targeted Killing and the Use of Force: Another Exception to the United Nations Use of Force Regime

37 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2012

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Daniel Sell

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Date Written: February 24, 2012

Abstract

The paper begins with an definition of targeted killing, continuing with a historical analysis of the use of targeted killing in recent history. It then looks at various exceptions to the United Nations' use of force regime during World War II, the Cold War, and Kosovo. Based on the various exceptions to the use of force regime that have arisen during these periods, the United States has created a new exception concerning its use of targeted killing. It concludes by looking at the concept of states of exception in general and more specifically in relation to the United States targeted killing policy.

Keywords: targeted killing, use of force, exception, national security, terrorism, state of exception

Suggested Citation

Sell, Daniel, The United States’ Policy of Targeted Killing and the Use of Force: Another Exception to the United Nations Use of Force Regime (February 24, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167770 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2167770

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