Assassinating Justly: Reflections on Justice and Revenge in the Osama Bin Laden Killing

  title={Assassinating Justly: Reflections on Justice and Revenge in the Osama Bin Laden Killing},
  author={Roger Berkowitz},
  journal={Law, Culture and the Humanities},
  pages={346 - 351}
  • R. Berkowitz
  • Published 16 August 2011
  • Political Science
  • Law, Culture and the Humanities
Assassination has always been part of war and in recent years it has played increasingly important roles in United States military policy. The assassination of Osama bin Laden offers itself as an example of an assassination that nevertheless claims to be just. Comparing the bin Laden assassination with the assassination of Simon Petlura by Sholom Schwartzbard in 1927 and the kidnapping and trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961, this article argues that assassinations, which under certain conditions… 
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