Mike Dreyfuss, My Fellow Americans, We Are Going to Kill You: The Legality of Targeting and Killing U.S. Citizens Abroad, 65 Vand. L. Rev. 249 (2012). Because . . .
This Note has shown that a program of targeted killing of U.S. citizens could be lawful under certain circumstances. Specifically, I propose a system where the targeted citizen receives notice and an opportunity for a hearing followed by a JAG determination of his decision not to avail himself of further process and of his permissibility as a military target. This would balance the target’s interest in his life against the threat he poses to the lives of his fellow Americans. When we must, we will kill our fellow American before he can kill us.