The Wall Street Journal ran my piece, "The Good and Bad in Eric Holder's Drone Defense," today. In the article, I welcome Holder to the company of Americans who think the fight against al Qaeda is a war, and one that requires an invigorated Presidency. But I also worry about Holder's claim that constitutional due process applies to American al Qaeda members when we target them with drones on foreign battlefields. By doing this, Holder has effectively declared that all members of al Qaeda -- American or not -- get due process rights. The Due Process Clause applies to "persons," not "citizens." Not only does this raise severe operational problems, but it runs against 200 years of American history and has the effect of reducing the rights of Americans at home. You can read the full argument here (paywall content).