US memo outlining legal basis for drone killings is released; document is heavily redacted

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 23, 2014 - 5:15 PM

NEW YORK — The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."

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