United States Use of Tageted Killing (TK) Essay

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Targeted killing (TK) is the premeditated killing of an individual by a state organization or institution outside a battlefield. It is with this method that the United States use to capture terrorist around the world. The only problem is that this particular act is not morally right due to the innocent lives this method takes. Though it can get the job done of capturing terrorist that wishes to attack the United States, it’s still morally wrong for us to use this. And I will propose that the Unite States use another method to capture terrorist that doesn't involve the lives of those that in the surrounding areas. It’s the only way that American will be able to kill who’s needed without starting another war. Engagement in TK only promotes…show more content…
Targeted Killings are also considered extrajudicial killings. An extrajudicial killing is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Extrajudicial punishments are by their nature unlawful, since they bypass the due process of the legal jurisdiction in which they occur. If there is no collateral damage, targeted killings in another country’s territory threatens to draw criticism from local domestic constituencies against the government, which either acquiesced or was too weak to stop the operation in its territory. Such is the case now in both Pakistan and Yemen, where opposition forces criticize the governments for permitting American armed intervention in their countries. Ultimately, the ever-escalating violence and the cycle of revenge, misery, and public outrage wrought by these killings cheapen human life and humane values. According to The Supreme Court Sitting as the High Court of Justice, petitioners claim that the targeted killings policy violates the rules of international law even if the laws applicable to the armed conflict between Israel and the Palestinians are the laws of war. These laws recognize only two statuses of people: combatants and civilians. Combatants are legitimate targets, but they also enjoy the rights granted in

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