The question here is whether targeted killings are a form of extrajudicial execution or a legitimate act of war. And this question gets more complicated – or easier depending on your view – when these killings take place far away from the battlefield, when the targets aren’t necessarily combatants or a direct military threat, or when – as is the case – the targets are secret and sometimes even citizens of the country doing the killing. So there’s also the issue of a lack of transparency, feeding rumors that the U.S. is going about killing people without due process and without anyone ever knowing about it. More on targeted killings here. More human rights videos here.