“The notion that the CIA’s targeted killing program is a secret is nothing short of absurd,” said ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer. “For more than two years, senior officials have been making claims about the program both on the record and off. They’ve claimed that the program is effective, lawful and closely supervised."
"If they can make these claims," continued Jaffer, "there is no reason why they should not be required to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act”....
The effects of the US targeted killing program have been reported upon widely, including strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Civil and human rights activists contend that the targeted killing program is not only unconstitutional and an affront to international law, but a moral failing that leads to the death of innocent civilians around the world.
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