U.S. Predator drone
A US judge late Friday tossed a lawsuit against the Obama administration brought by survivors of three Americans killed by drone strikes in Yemen more than two years ago.
US District Judge Rosemary Collyer, siding with the administration, ruled that allowing the case to proceed “would impermissibly draw the court into the heart of executive and military planning deliberation” (PDF).
The suit (PDF), which was being handled by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, exposed the administration’s unmanned “targeted killing” program. The groups maintain thousands have been killed across the glove by US-backed unmanned drones.
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