In light of the news (embedded above) that KSM and other 9/11 plotters will be tried in a military commission in Guantanamo, I thought it was appropriate to post to SSRN a symposium article entitled A Cup of Coffee After the Waterboard: Seemingly Voluntary Post-Abuse Statements. The article focuses on the impact that abusive [...]
In November 2009, I announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other individuals would stand trial in federal court for their roles in the terrorist attacks on our country on September 11, 2001.
As I said then, the decision between federal courts and military commissions was not an easy one to make. I [...]
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 [...]
Tom Joscelyn notes that the Obama administration has delayed the trial by military commission of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, the mastermind of the USS Cole attack, according to the
Washington Post. The Defense Department denies this, saying in a statement that prosecutors ‘are actively investigating the case against Mr. al-Nashiri and [...]
On February 22, at Noon I will be giving a speech at Temple University. The topic of the speech is “What to do about Guantanamo?” My remarks will focus on the challenges associated with closing the detention facility, and the broader challenges of detaining and trying suspected terrorists.
On February 10, 2010 I will be participating in a panel discussion focused on “How to Try Suspected Terrorists” sponsored by the Loyola Law School-Los Angeles International Law Society and Federalist Society chapters.
Exactly one year has passed since President Obama declared he would close Guantanamo.
And today, The Washington Post reports that his Department of Justice Task Force will recommend “that nearly 50 of the 196 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be held indefinitely without trial under [...]
On Friday September 11, 2009 The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host Four Roundtables Reconciling National Security and the Rule of Law.
I’m presenting on the first panel with Larry May (Vanderbilt), Keith Petty (U.S. Army), Mike Newton (Vanderbilt), Morris Davis (USAF [...]
UPDATE: The radio show is now available for download. Click here to listen or download.
Tomorrow morning from 9am-10am (Thursday July 23, 2009) I will appear for an hour on “Smart Talk” WITF-89.5FM and 93.3FM. The topic is Guantanamo, the detainee task force, and President Obama’s [...]
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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