Following an appearance on a recent IPA news release, Marjorie Cohn, a professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, was interviewed and quoted in articles for McClatchy, the Independent, Alternet and National Observer. She was also interviewed on various radio shows, including KBOO radio (Portland), New Zealand Radio, WMNF radio (Tampa, FLA), KMEC radio (Northern Calif.) and Peoples Internet Radio (US, UK, Canada), and she has written an op-ed that has been published in both The Hill and CommonDreams. She discusses both the militarization of police in the U.S. and the foreign policy of and use of drones by the Obama administration. Cohn told Alternet: “There is so much secrecy surrounding Obama’s drone program and, even when he releases figures of civilian casualties, they just don’t add up, according to the leading NGOs. The lack of transparency around the Obama administration also extends to the legal rational for using targeted killings and drone strikes off the battlefield without respecting due process. This is also called an extrajudicial killing.
“With the lack of transparency in the federal government about drone policy abroad, there is no reason to believe there is going to be any more transparency on a local level.”
Cohn is also an editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killings: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues.