February 9, 2013

Regarding the Feb. 6 front-page article “Targeted killings face new scrutiny”:

First of all, I am always concerned when we complain about the government keeping secret things that should be secret. The enemy is advantaged when sources, methods, tactics and strategies are revealed. Would we have coaches publish their game plans before kickoff?

Second, it has not been uncommon in war for a few U.S. citizens to put on enemy uniforms, pick up enemy weapons and shoot back at us. If we returned accurate fire, would that be “targeted killing?” We are at war with terrorists, and if one of our own crosses the lines, he or she is the enemy.

Ed Armstrong, Fairfax Station