Despite his failure to publish the rules he follows in executing the drone war, President Obama wants to draft guidelines for other nations to follow in the use of drones.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illson on March 15 ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs) are unconstitutional and ordered the government from issuing them "in this or any other case."

Writing in the Washington Post, Michael Gerson mocked Senator Rand Paul's worldview and his filibuster.

"The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered," said the junior senator from Kentucky. "I don't think we need to name any names, do we?"

By a vote of 37-0, the Michigan state Senate passed a bill denying the federal government the power to indefinitely detain Michigan citizens under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The Air Force has decided to remove drone strike statistics from reports of activity in Afghanistan.

In an article in the Sunday New York Times, reporters cite anonymous administration officials in justifying the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of secretly working with the Taliban to facilitate terrorist attacks in order to demonstrate a need for U.S. troop presence in the war-torn country after the scheduled withdrawal of Western combat units at the end of next year.

The Rand Paul filibuster against drone strikes in the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director brought praise from across the political spectrum, but also harsh (and inaccurate) criticism from the Wall Street Journal and other neoconservative pundits.

In a one-sentence letter, Attorney General Eric Holder said the president does not have the authority to use drones to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.

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