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Obama Admin. To Disclose Justification For Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

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The U.S. used a drone strike in Yemen in September 2011 to kill Anwar Al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader born in the U.S. Some critics complained that it was illegal for the U.S. to kill American citizens away from the battlefield without a trial.

The American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times sued under the Freedom of Information Act for the memo's release.

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