national security

On January 2, 2020 the United States killed Major General Qassim Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, by a drone missile strike.Please write a legal explainer memorandum, assuming an audience of lawyers and non-lawyers alike, that addresses the following questions:

-Was this action legal under U.S. domestic law? Under international law? Are there any foreign law consequences? What additional factual information, if any, would you need to?address legality? Do you see any meaningful distinction between what acceptable legal and policy options the executive had in this instance?

-Please address all reasonable arguments and counter-arguments: you may certainly take a stance, but your analysis should be thorough to be cogentPlease address all reasonable arguments and counterarguments: you may certainly take a stance, but your analysis should be thorough to be cogent You need not address international human rights law. Likewise, you need not address the question of the executive ban on assassinations. When introducing constitutional and international case law, you should apply that law with a rigorous comparison of the precedent case’s facts to your facts.

-Your legal analysis should rely on National Security Law, Seventh Edition, Stephen Dycus, William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen, Stephen I. Vladeck. p. 1 – 263

-Please use the factual backdrop provided by two New York Times articles, “Seven Days in January . . . ” and “White House Memo Justifying Suleimani Strike . . .” and the White House memo released on February 14, 2020.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/white-house-memo-suleimani-strike.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/iran-trump.html

https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/4/3/4362ca46-3a7d-43e8-a3ec-be0245705722/6E1A0F30F9204E380A7AD0C84EC572EC.doc148.pd

-Do not add any factual material from other sources in preparing your answer

-Your answer may not exceed 1750 words. Use 12-point font and double-space your answers

-Citation: Please cite every statement of law with a citation to the page number in the case book. When discussing cases, treaties, etc., please name them, either in the sentence or in the citation directly after the sentence (no footnotes, please).