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Guiora Considers U.S., Israel Drone Strike Policies in LA Times Op-Ed

Amos Guiora Portrait

Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a former officer in the Israel Defense Forces, opines in a September 29 L.A. Times editorial that the U.S. could learn from Israel about using drones to eliminate terrorists.    

“I support using drones to eliminate terrorists, but I believe their legality and morality depend on the development and implementation of a criteria-based decision-making model,” Guiora writes. “The Israel Defense Forces take such an approach to targeted killings, going to great lengths to gather and verify intelligence to ensure that potential targets are, in fact, still actively involved in terrorism.”

To read Guiora’s entire op-ed piece, “Drone strikes: What the U.S. could learn from Israel,” click here