Warfare continues to become more professional and dehumanized every day.

The purpose of Extraordinary Edition is being revisited for winter, headed into 2013. U.S. foreign policy, Central Asia and the Middle East remain key focal points. Economics and culture on your front doorstep are coming into focus here.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wired Magazine: Drone Attacks Are Legit Self-Defense, Says State Dept. Lawyer

An attorney in Obama's State Department, a legal adviser by the name of Harold Koh, has stated attacks on suspected militants in Pakistani territory including lethal attacks, “comply with all applicable law, including the laws of war.”

Wired magazine's Danger Room

Complaints of recent aimed at Washington include those that claim the Bush administration has managed to call the tune to which Obama and his staff are dancing in many areas of government so far. A State department legal adviser providing law professor-style analysis as official policy smacks of John Yoo, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales and other slippery Bush henchmen clearly stating where they were doing the least worst (or most wrong) permitted by the most closely held interpretation of the law.

It would seem from recent dismay over the wars and health care reform that Obama's supporters expected something different.

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