Slippery Slope

May 2011
America;5/23/2011, Vol. 204 Issue 17, p5
The author reflects on the assassination by the U.S. military team to Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The author notes that ethical questions were raised on whether President Barack Obama ordered his team to kill or capture Bin Laden. The author states that the adoption of assassination attempts by the U.S. in terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda is proliferating. The author cites that targeted killing can be wary as it sometimes kill innocent people unintentionally.


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