February 5 - The Ethics of Killing by Remote Control; The Academy Award-Nominated Filmmakers of "5 Broken Cameras"

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We begin with an analysis of the confidential Justice Department memo leaked to NBC News that authorizes the U.S. government to order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be Al Qaeda leaders, even if there is no intelligence that they are actively involved in a plot to attack the U.S. Bradley Jay Strawser, a professor in the Defense Analysis Department at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and author of “Killing By Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military” joins us to discuss targeted killing, an issue that is bound to dominate Thursday’s confirmation hearing of John Brennan to head up the CIA. bradley strawser

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Then we are joined in the studio by the film makers of the Academy Award nominated documentary feature “5 Broken Cameras”. Palestinian farmer and cameraman Emad Burnat and Israeli documentary filmmaker Guy Davidi discuss their powerful film that documents the encroachment of Israeli settlers on a Palestinian village where Emad and his wife and four sons live. “5 Broken Cameras” reveals the shocking ground truth of the Israeli/Palestinian struggle, provided by the five cameras Emad uses, as one-by-one they are destroyed by the Israeli Army over a six year period, while Palestinian villagers are beaten and killed by Israelis with impunity as they engage in non-violent protest trying to protect their farms, homes and families.

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