Bruce Auster http://wnku.org en With A Citizen In The Crosshairs, Where's The Line Drawn For Drones? http://wnku.org/post/citizen-crosshairs-wheres-line-drawn-drones Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>The public is getting a glimpse of what's been a top secret debate in the Obama administration: Whether to target and kill a suspected terrorist with a drone strike. The administration hasn't revealed the suspect's identity, but he's reported to be an American citizen living in Pakistan. Among the many legal questions that raises is this one: Does a U.S. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:55:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 32407 at http://wnku.org A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped http://wnku.org/post/possible-explanation-how-us-diplomats-call-was-tapped An American diplomat got in trouble for saying something, well, undiplomatic.<p>Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official, thought she was having a private phone conversation. She was speaking about developments in Ukraine with the U.S. ambassador to that country, Geoffrey Pyatt. And she was speaking bluntly, even using a not-so-choice word about America's European allies.<p>It turned out their conversation <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/06/272556045/leaked-phone-call-offers-not-so-diplomatic-u-s-view-of-eu">was being recorded</a>. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:26:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 32210 at http://wnku.org A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped The Sky Isn't Falling Over The Korean Peninsula — Yet http://wnku.org/post/sky-isnt-falling-over-korea-yet Almost every day, there's <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=126922963" target="_blank">some new threat out of North Korea</a>.<p>It's hard to determine how seriously to take these threats. War on the Korean Peninsula could be catastrophic, so the bluster can't be dismissed. On the other hand, North Korea has a long history of hyperbole, of making threats it doesn't follow through on.<p>This week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government upped the ante. The country's military claims to have "ratified" or approved the idea of striking the U.S. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 21545 at http://wnku.org The Sky Isn't Falling Over The Korean Peninsula — Yet