(Photo: Michael Shoemaker / U.S. Air Force)
Drone pilots escape the physical demands and dangers of a traditional cockpit. There’s no g-force pinning them to their seats, no uncomfortable pressure suit to wear and no panic because the aircraft they are sitting in is spiraling out of control.
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Reversing their earlier course, the White House will now brief members of Congress on a memo detailing the justification for drone strikes against U.S. citizens.
(Photo: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters file)
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.