A CIVIC Quick Reference Guide: US Law & Policy on the Use of Military Force and Lethal Operations – Part I (Counterterrorism)

Where is the United States at war and what laws does the US government call upon as justification? As of today, the US conducts counterterrorism operations involving lethal force in at least six countries. The US government’s broad interpretation of domestic and international law that supports these operations could provide the basis for using force…