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by ScottDLS
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Extrajudicial Killing
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Re: Extrajudicial Killing

The other point of drone killings, assuming they are overseas, is that they are part of an ongoing armed conflict. We can argue whether Congressional authorization for hostilities absent a formal declaration of war is Constitutional, but for the time being it is. In WW2 a very small number of ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche) returned to Germany to fight for the Nazis. If hypothetically one of these people were an American citizen and were identified as being a high ranking Nazi, would the Army Air Force have had to offer him a jury trial before dropping a bomb on his headquarters? If the US captured an American citizen (perhaps by birth to US citizen abroad) fighting for North Vietnam, in South Vietnam, would they have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, in front of a US court, that he was fighting, before interning him as a POW?

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