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Introduction
I.  International Law on Assassinations in Wartime
    A.  Definitions and History
    B.  Development and Application of the Modern Wartime Rule
II.  International Law on Assassinations in Peacetime
    A.  Definitions and Principle
    B.  The U.N. and the Use of Force in Peacetime
    C.  The Boundaries of “The Inherent Right to Self-Defense”
III.  Assassination in American Policy and Law
    A.  The Cold War and the Church Committee
    B.  The Advantages of Using an Executive Order to Prohibit Assassinations
    C.  Executive Order 12333 and Schultz’s “Active Defense”
    D.  Post Cold War: From Saddam to September 11
IV.  Policy Considerations
Conclusion