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? [...]
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.
NPR has an interesting new story entitled: What Will We Watch As Drones Evolve?
Every week it seems there are reports about U.S. drones — unmanned, remote-controlled aerial vehicles — tracking down suspected terrorists in remote, unreachable areas of Yemen, Somalia, Libya or Pakistan. Drone technology is becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, with new [...]
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’m very excited about my upcoming participation in a conference at The University of Pennsylvania Law School. The conference is entitled “Using Targeted Killing to Fight the War on Terror: Philosophical, Moral and Legal Challenges.” Here is the intro from the conference web page:
The Obama administration has authorized the CIA to target [...]
The University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Philosophy along with the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics of Georgia State are sponsoring: Is Targeted Killing Permissible? Philosophical, Moral and Legal Aspects on Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, 2011. Here is the conference description:
The Obama administration has [...]
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 [...]
If you are wondering what al-Awlaki and al Qaeda think of killing innocent people, you need only read him in his own words. Flashpoint partners has published a transcript of al-Awlaki’s most recent speech, it’s available here. I’ve included some excerpts below:
On killing innocent civilians-
O’ Allah forbid that we advocate 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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