A Justice department memo makes the legal case for killing American cities who are senior al-Qaeda leaders. Also, we speak with the actor who played Osama Bin Laden in the film “Zero Dark Thirty.” Plus, we meet Mexico’s premier bat biologist and hear why he thinks bats need more protection in his country.
A leaked Justice Department memo is the talk of the town in Washington, and around the globe, Tuesday. The memo, obtained and published by NBC News, sets out the Obama Administration’s legal case for the targeted killing of American terrorism suspects abroad.
Amos Guiora gave legal advice on targeted killings to the Israeli Defense Force in Gaza in the 1990s. He’s troubled by the vague language in the leaked Justice Department memo, and tells anchor Marco Werman why he thinks the lack of judicial oversight in targeted killings is a ‘recipe for disaster.’
New York-based designers Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield have created a range of clothing to counter surveillance by thermal imaging. They hope that their pieces of silver-lined outerwear, including a hoodie and a burqa, will draw attention to a growing culture of surveillance at home and abroad.
Rodrigo Medellin is Mexico’s premier bat biologist, and he’s out to save the animals he studies. Medellin is trying to convince his fellow countrymen that bats deserve protection. After all, he says, if Mexico had no bats, there would be no tequila. NOVA’s Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
“Zero Dark Thirty” was released in December, but in Pakistan, the film has been banned because Pakistanis see the film as an embarrassment.
British actor Ricky Sekhon, who played the al-Qaeda leader in “Zero Dark Thirty,” had a brief appearance in the film, but his preparations were not small.
The all-girl rock band Praagaash caused quite a buzz in late 2012 when they competed in Kashmir’s Battle of the Bands. But now after a slew of threatening messages on Facebook and a fatwa issued over the weekend by a top Kashmir cleric, the girls have called it quits.
Correspondent Laura Lynch in Mali describes the time she’s just spent with a French army convoy on the road to Gao, Mali. Islamists extremists have been pushed out of Gao, but there are still dangers on the road.
Jamaica’s former PM Edward Seaga used to be a record producer, and he’s just curated and produced a four-CD set commemorating the 50th anniversary of the birth of reggae. He tells Marco Werman about his concerns for the future of the genre.