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The Hybrid Rules of Drone Warfare | Joanne Mariner, Verdict

“I don’t think there’s any question but that we are at war,” said then-Attorney-General designate Eric Holder at his confirmation hearing in January 2009, agreeing with Senator Lindsey Graham that the United States and Al Qaeda were embroiled in a global armed conflict.

Three years later, with Guantanamo still open, military commission proceedings moving ahead, and terrorist suspects being killed on a routine basis by U.S. drones, Holder returned to the topic.  In a speech given earlier this month at Northwestern Law School, he reaffirmed his view that the country is at war with Al Qaeda, while acknowledging that it is not a conventional war.

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