U.S. revoked Anwar Al-Awlaki's passport six months before deathSubmitted by DJP333 on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:28
About six months before alleged Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in Yemen last year, the U.S. moved to notify him that his American passport had been revoked, according to newly-released State Department documents.
Surprisingly, U.S. State Department officials appear to have instructed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to invite the suspected terrorist to come to the embassy to receive "an important letter regarding [his] U.S. passport."
You can see their strategy was to try and administratively revoke his US passport prior to killing him, so they could avoid the touchy issue of "assassinating US citizens without trial". Wow.