Secret U.S. panel can put Americans on "kill list’ : jonathan-cunningham :
(Reuters) - American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior U.S. government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to U.S. officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.
A group of people (we’re not allowed to know who) that have no public accountability, aren’t elected, keep no records on and offer no justification for their decisions are allowe...
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