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? [...]
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 [...]
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 many [...]
Beyond confirming that Bin Laden was actually the person killed in Abottabad, what is the significance of troops being on the ground to conduct the Bin Laden Operation? Can their presence lead us to the new #1 in al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri?
In the coming days we will likely hear about the gathering of “pocket [...]
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 [...]
On Thursday, November 18 at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, featuring Professor Gregory McNeal of the Pepperdine University School of Law and Ahilan Arulanantham, Director of the ACLU of Southern California’s National Security Project. The debate will be moderated by Henry Weinstein, currently a Professor at UC Irvine and formerly the [...]
On November 11, 2010 I will be appearing at The Pennsylvania State University to speak about the U.S.. law and policy of targeted killing. The event will take place at the Dickinson School of Law from 12-1 p.m. in Room 116 at the Carlisle campus and will be telecast to room 241 of the University [...]
The always fantastic Sentinel, a publication of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center is now available on-line, here.
There is an interesting line up of articles on al Qaeda specifically, and the jihadist threat more broadly. Included are:
The Façade of Allegiance: Bin Ladin’s Dubious Pledge to Mullah Omar by Vahid Brown Assessing the [...]
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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