I’m guest blogging over at Opinio Juris, below is a repost of something I wrote there:
First off, there is a lot of talk about this operation being a “human operation” involving special operations forces. Some readers may assume that this meant there were no air assets involved (e.g. no Predators and no bombs [...]
I’ve posted the abstract to a recent symposium article “A Cup of Coffee After the Waterboard: Seemingly Voluntary Post-Abuse Statements” to SSRN, but unfortunately I don’t have a .PDF of the final page proofs to post yet. Here is the abstract of the article which appears in Volume 59 of the [...]
Here’s a look at the Table of Contents:
In The Problem With Law Avoidance, Geoffrey S. Corn (South Texas) discusses the controversy associated with defining what [...]
Over at Lawfare, Bobby Chesney writes:
In an editorial that ran on Monday, the Times took up the laudable task of defending the administration’s plans to substantially enhance the procedural safeguards associated with the annual review board process for GTMO detainees. All to the good if you ask me. Inexplicably, however, the editorial [...]
I will be in London today, appearing at the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation at Kings College. My talk is entitled “Law Enforcement or Intelligence? Divergent Organizational Goals in U.S. Counterterrorism.”
The talk will describe the organizational structure of the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division, the [...]
Here is the announcement from Georgetown:
The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law is pleased to announce a new two-year National Security Law Fellowship designed for a highly-qualified law graduate specializing in national security law who intends to pursue a law teaching career. We seek [...]
Yemeni based Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula is a greater threat to the United States than the main Al Qaeda group located in Pakistan.
According to a CIA report, summarized by The Washington Post the increasing threat posed by AQAP “has helped prompt senior Obama administration officials to call for an [...]
Well, it hasn’t taken long for The New York Times to show that they are fully on board with the Obama-Brennan nameless “extremist ideologies,” please don’t call it a war, and definitely don’t call it jihad garbage. Consider today’s headline which reads “Islamic Extremist Group Recruits for Civil War, Not Jihad.” This comes [...]
The Justice Department announced Zarein Ahmedzay, a U.S. citizen and resident of Queens, N.Y., pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of New York to terrorism violations stemming from, among other activities, his role in an al-Qaeda plot to conduct coordinated suicide bombings on New York’s subway system in September 2009.
Greg McNeal is a professor and national security specialist focusing on the institutions and challenges associated with global security, with substantive expertise in national security law and policy, transnational crime, global policy studies, and international affairs.
He teaches at Pepperdine University's School of Law and School of Public Policy.
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