Killing vs. capturing terrorists

The World

On repeated occasions, President Obama and members of his administration have boasted of not just capturing but killing terrorists. We take a closer look at the implications of this ?kill-over-capture? bias and what makes these targeted killings legal.

We talk with Kenneth Anderson, a law professor at American University and a member of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law. We also speak to Michael Hurley, senior counsel on the 9/11 Commission and director of the commission’s Counterterrorism Policy.

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