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Long-sought secret US memo on lethal drone strike released

NEW YORK — The secret US government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration’s program of ‘‘targeted killings.’’

The 41-page memo — whose contents had previously been summarized and released piecemeal — was heavily redacted for national security reasons, with several entire pages and other passages whited out.

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