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Government fights to keep (Drone) killing memo secret 6/10/14

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    Published on Jun 10, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    Government lawyers told an appeals court Thursday the memo outlining the US' justificati

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    Published on Jun 10, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    Government lawyers told an appeals court Thursday the memo outlining the US' justifications for its "targeted-killing" program should be redacted due to national security issues.

    After pressure from The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union, a panel of federal judges ruled in April the highly controversial document must be made public.

    Critics contend the public has a right to know the legal reasoning allowing the killing of American citizens without a trial, an issue brought to light after the 2011 assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.

    RT's Lindsay France has more details on the brewing battle over its release.

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