Friday, March 22, 2013

Legal Historians in the Op-Ed Pages: Dudziak on "Obama's Nixonian Precedent"

Mary Dudziak (Emory Law) has an op-ed, titled "Obama's Nixonian Precedent," in today's New York Times. Here's the first paragraph:
ON March 17, 1969, President Richard M. Nixon began a secret bombing campaign in Cambodia, sending B-52 bombers over the border from South Vietnam. This episode, largely buried in history, resurfaced recently in an unexpected place: the Obama administration’s “white paper” justifying targeted killings of Americans suspected of involvement in terrorism.
Read on here.