July 19, 2013 The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.
February 6, 2013 The decision to grant lawmakers access to the classified information comes a day before the president's pick to head the CIA has his confirmation hearing. The classified information details the rationale for targeted strikes against U.S. citizens believed to have links to al-Qaida.
October 5, 2011 After the killing of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the Republican presidential contender says the nation may be "slipping and sliding" toward other targeted assassinations.
September 30, 2011 With the killing of terrorist spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama could and did claim yet another significant win Friday in the war against al Qaida. But if the past is any indicator, Obama is unlikely to get much in the way of sustained political credit for his role in bringing the al-Awlaki chapter of the al-Qaida story to an end.
September 30, 2011 In the first few months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Anwar al-Awlaki was also downplaying reports of "hate speech" at American mosques. His words back then may offer clues to his later actions.
September 30, 2011 Among the morning's leading stories: Al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki reportedly killed; Obama administration widens challenges to state immigration laws.
September 30, 2011 LIVE BLOG: U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed after a missile strike on his convoy in northern Yemen. He played a "significant operational role" in plotting attacks on the U.S., according to officials. Another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine, died in the airstrike.
May 2, 2011 Will Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri take command of al-Qaida? Presidential adviser John Brennan said in a briefing today that he thinks Zawahiri is not a sure thing to lead a unified al-Qaida