No, Soleimani Wasn’t Assassinated.
As is typically true following any military strike, the armchair quarterbacks are out in force on television, and as is also typical, I get aggravated watching them. I’ve received a lot of questions about the potential repercussions of the act, but have also seen most of the discussion on the news revolve around the legality of the strike —specifically as it relates to Executive Order 12333—which prohibits “assassinations”. I wrote a blog about this in 2010 and thought it instructive to revisit it and post an updated version. [...]