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 [...]
From the IPT: Pending revisions to an FBI operations guide could help agents more quickly and aptly perform investigations, including counterterrorism-related inquires, according to former FBI officials familiar with older and current guidelines. … The changes could help speed up the vetting process for valuable human intelligence, said Bob Blitzer, former Chief of the FBI’s Domestic Counterterrorism Section, in an interview with the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Over at Lawfare Ben Wittes aks Will Bin Laden’s Death Reignite the Interrogation Debate? I think there is little doubt that it will.
Consider this recent post by Marc Thiessen over at The American Enterprise blog. Thiessen writes
“So Guantanamo detainees provided the key intelligence that allowed the CIA to track down bin [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security recently testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security regarding FISA reauthorization and the Patriot Act. I’ve pasted his testimony below, a copy of which can be found here.
Chairman Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member Scott, and members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee [...]
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 [...]
Student Charged in Terrorist Plot May Have Targeted Bush: “A 20-year-old Saudi studying at a Lubbock, Texas college has been arrested and charged with trying to build weapons of mass destruction. Agents found lists of possible targets inside Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari’s home, including the address of former President Bush.”
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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