Killing vs. Capturing Terrorists

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On repeated occasions, President Obama and members of his administration have boasted not just of capturing, but of 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.


Kenneth Anderson and Michael Hurley

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

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