Der Spiegel has the story:
Order to Kill Angers German PoliticiansRelated:
By Matthias Gebauer and Susanne Koelbl
BERLIN, January 31 - German politicians expressed dismay on Thursday over the fact that NATO high commander Bantz John Craddock wants to permit the targeted killing of drug traffickers even without proof that they are involved in terrorist developments. NATO is trying to downplay the paper, saying it is merely a "guidance," but that's not correct...
The content of the order is explosive. It is "no longer necessary to produce intelligence or other evidence that each particular drug trafficker or narcotics facility in Afghanistan meets the criteria of being a military objective," Craddock writes in the guidance... (link)
- Australian troops ordered to carry out extrajudicial assassination against insurgent leader.
- President Karzai's brother reveals targeted assassinations in Kandahar. Michael Ignatieff notably supports the concept of targeted assassinations.