Today I appeared on Huffington Post Live on a panel discussing rules for the use of drones in targeted killings. The panel information and video clip appear below.
In anticipation of the election, the Obama administration started working to codify drone policies. Why did they wait so long and what might the rules look like? [...]
I appeared on a panel sponsored by the International & National Security Law Practice Group of the Federalist society. The panel was entitled “National Security vs. International Law?” and was held on Friday, November 16, 2012, during the 2012 National Lawyers Convention.
International: National Security vs. International Law?
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Over at Forbes I have a new piece about the Army’s new manual for preventing and mitigating harm to civilians in combat. Here is an excerpt:
Today, the United States Army published what I believe is the first military manual aimed solely at preventing and mitigating harm to civilians in combat. The manual, [...]
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.
On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 I will be participating in a debate at The University of Houston Law Center. I’ve posted details from the flyer below.
Now available on SSRN is my newest piece, Are Targeted Killings Unlawful? A Case Study in Empirical Claims Without Empirical Evidence. In the piece I argue that critics of the U.S. policy of targeted killing by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) generally lack credible information to justify their critiques. In fact, in [...]
To give you a feel for the flavor of the blog post, here is my concluding paragraph:
“Taken together, the CDM process provides predictions about likely effects, and the ROE specifies the decision authority [...]
On Friday November 4, 2011 The Florida International Law Review will host their Fall 2011 Symposium. The topic is What the Future Holds: Balancing Law, Liberty and National Security. I will be participating in Panel III- Looking Back to Shape the Future: How Foreign Policy will Affect Law, Liberty and National Security.
Here is [...]
Global race on to match U.S. drone capabilities – The Washington Post: “At the most recent Zhuhai air show, the premier event for China’s aviation industry, crowds swarmed around a model of an armed, jet-propelled drone and marveled at the accompanying display of its purported martial prowess.
In a video and map, the thin, [...]
Better laws needed to counter cyber attacks: U.S. | Reuters: “Cyber criminals are outwitting national and international legal systems that fail to embrace technological advances, a top U.S. official said on Friday, demanding a cross-border campaign to combat the security threat.
“Most countries don’t even have a legal framework that really governs cyber. It [...]
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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