The U.S. case for using drones to kill enemy combatants

American use of unmanned drones to kill terrorists overseas has raised a number of legal and policy questions. Is it legal? Constitutional? Good policy?

Duke law professor Scott Silliman, director emeritus of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, discussed those questions during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Silliman believes the use of armed drones is legal and constitutional. He explains why in the video clip below.

2:15 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 51:07 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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