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Can the President of the United States (US), “exercising his constitutional authority as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive,” decide to assassinate anyone his top military and intelligence brass consider a terrorist threat, of course, following an approval process that, the US government claims, satisfies “due process” standards? Going by the official document, “Procedures for Approving Direct Action Against Terrorist Targets Located Outside the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities”, and turning to its section 5B dealing with “Extraordinary Cases,” the President as “Commander in Chief” can even waive the so-called “due process” standards in ordering the assassination of anyone he considers a “terrorist” threat. Just think about it, the President of the US has a licence to kill anyone, including US citizens, anywhere in the world without any “due process,” if we go by the just released “top secret” document.

 

The hitherto “top secret” 18-page document, called “Presidential Policy Guidance” (PPG)

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