Kill-Lists and Accountability, a public lecture at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. November 12, 2012 7 p.m.
In targeted killings, who creates the “kill list?” Who approves the names on the list? How is the targeted killing executed? Who is responsible for ensuring that the strike complies with international humanitarian law obligations? When killings are conducted in [...]
THE LAW OF CYBER WARFARE: CAN THE CURRENT LEGAL REGIME HACK IT?
Presented by the American University International Law Review and National Security Law Brief
November 8, 2012 10:30 am – 2:30 pm American University Washington College of Law
Although cross-border attacks on computers and information systems do not involve a physical invasion [...]
On Friday, April 6, 2012 I will be participating in a debate at The University of California, Davis School of Law. The topic is “America’s Reach: The Constitutionality of Targeted Killing.” The speech is sponsored by the ACLU and the Federalist Society. For more on this issue, see my article Kill-Lists and Accountability.
Over at Forbes, where I write a column on Law, Policy and National Security, I’ve posted a piece entitled NDAA May Put Defense Contractors In Prison For Counterfeit Parts. Here is an excerpt:
The NDAA, which was passed earlier this year, shifts the burden to contractors to screen their equipment for counterfeit [...]
On September 14, 2011 Pepperdine University will be hosting its Inaugural Technology & Learning Faculty Conference. I will be presenting on Increasing Student Engagement and Measuring Learning with Clickers.
Here is an excerpt from the program:
Professor of Law Gregory McNeal is no novice to teaching with technology. Professor McNeal, who teaches [...]
My essay The Federal Protective Power and Targeted Killing of U.S. Citizens is now available at CATO-Unbound.org. The essay is a response to Ryan Alford’s interesting historical piece entitled Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards a shorter version of his lengthier law review article The Rule of Law at the Crossroads: Consequences of Targeted [...]
CATO’s June 2011 issue of Unbound is entitled “Targeted Killing and the Rule of Law” An excerpt:
When can the executive lawfully kill?
The rule of law itself depends on getting the answer right. Clearly that answer can’t be “never,” because then even defensive wars would be impossible. And it can’t be “whenever,” [...]
I’ve posted to SSRN (http://bit.ly/collateraldamage1) the abstract for my piece entitled The U.S. Practice of Collateral Damage Estimation and Mitigation. Here are the details:
This paper explains how the U.S. military estimates and mitigates the impact of conventional weapons on collateral persons and objects in most military operations involving air-to-surface weapons and [...]
The great Tom Joscelyn, writing at The Weekly Standard has posted The Washington Post’s Jihadist Op-Ed Contributor.
He provides 5 reasons why the Post should have thought twice before giving Moazzam Begg space to comment. With all deference to Tom, I’m thinking they thought twice but just didn’t care, mostly because what he has to [...]
Reuters reports that according to current and former U.S. officials, both the Obama and Bush administrations ‘repeatedly’ indicated to Pakistan that they would send U.S. forces into Pakistan if the White House obtained information that deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was hiding in the country (Reuters). The officials note that this warning amounted [...]
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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