Marcy Wheeler has these posts on the more specific aspects of the recently publicized memo regarding Obama’s murder program.
I think that analyzing the specifics can be important, and I suppose that, as long as we are forced to live in this system of government monopoly over “national security,” and given that the people have stupidly handed control over their security to the lowest common denominator amongst the population, then it is good to engage in some slicing and dicing of a fascist government executive’s illicit murder program, to protect ourselves (and foreign people) from being its future victims.
However, my being a realist includes the acceptance that no amount of “oversight” or “reforms” really will protect us from being future victims of Leviathan’s reckless violence, as long as we keep the system of monopoly and centralization in place. As long as a population gives monopoly power to stupid, non-productive bureaucrats, it is destined to become a dictatorship, and just another tyranny, like Nazi Germany, North Korea, and the Soviet Union.
Just look at all the articles I have now in my USSA Amerika page. The U.S. isn’t quickly becoming another totalitarian tyranny?
But for those interested in alternative to the statist quo, here are some informative articles:
Gustave de Molinari: The Production of Security
Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Reflections on State and War
Morris and Linda Tanehill: Foreign Aggression
Murray Rothbard: War, Peace, and the State
Hans-Hermann Hoppe: The Private Production of Defense [.pdf]
Murray Rothbard: War and Foreign Policy
Robert Higgs: The Living Reality of Military-Economic Fascism
Murray Rothbard: No More Military Socialism
Hans-Hermann Hoppe: The Myth of National Defense [.pdf]
Hans-Hermann Hoppe: On the Impossibility of Limited Government
Robert Murphy: Production and the Market for Security (Audio)
Murray Rothbard: War Guilt in the Middle East
Here is Prof. Hoppe in his lecture, The Advantages of Small States and the Dangers of Centralization: