Following a Freedom of Information Action lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan released today the (heavily redacted) Justice Department memo that outlined the legality of President Obama's authorization to kill an American citizen overseas by drone strike.
If you're looking to pitch Inspire magazine, al-Qaida's English-language webzine, you should know there's been a little bit of editorial turnover.
Who will al Qaeda choose as its leader now that Osama bin Laden is no longer with us? While Ayman al-Zawahiri, the terrorist group's second-in-command, seems a likely choice, others have suggested that the much younger—and more charismatic—Anwar al-Awlaki should take the post. On tonight's Report, Stephen Colbert made quite a case for youth over experience.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a U.S. drone strike narrowly missed the American-born radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, who inspired the underwear bomber and the Times Square Bomber. Known for his inflammatory YouTube videos, he's sort of like the Islamist Rebecca Black. Too bad the drone missed; our lamp post-climbing muscles were really warmed up after last weekend.