Charles G. Kels

Charles G. Kels is a major in the Air Force Reserve and an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security. Opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Departments of Homeland Security, Air Force, or Defense.

The white paper on targeted killing is less chilling than confused--the work of constitutional lawyers who appear to lack familiarity with the laws of war.

Claims that drone operators are acting illegally are based on an overly rigid and inaccurate reading of the laws of war.