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.

Guests:

Kenneth Anderson and Michael Hurley

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.