Over at Lawfare I’ve posted a short summary of my collateral damage piece. You can access the summary here. To give you a feel for the flavor of the blog post, here is my concluding paragraph: “Taken together, the CDM
The killing of Osama Bin Laden is no doubt a significant victory in the conflict with al Qaeda (see Michael Lewis’ post here). However, contrary to Peter Bergen’s assertion that “Killing bin Laden is the end of the war on
Contrary to popular belief, all of the plotters have not been killed or captured. According to a story in the Daily Telegraph: “Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided “support” to the
The Daily Telegraph reports that al Qaeda’s Global Islamic Media Front has released a 102 page English language bomb making manual entitled “The Explosives Course.” I’ve personally reviewed the document and it is amazingly well sourced and professionally prepared.
Criticism of a decision to represent al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula leader, and al Qaeda supporter Anwar al-Awlaki is coming from an unlikely source… a board member at the Center for Constitutional Rights, co-counsel to al-Awlaki’s father. Karima Bennoune
In short, if one doesn’t trust the U.S. and its designation of al-Aulaqi, one still has to disbelieve the United Nations and their separate designation of al-Aulaqi. That designation goes farther than the U.S. designation, finding that al-Aulaqi is “associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban…”...
On Wednesday September 29th I testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade on the subject of the U.S. Strategy to Counter Jihadist Websites. A full copy of my written remarks appears here
Yemeni based Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula is a greater threat to the United States than the main Al Qaeda group located in Pakistan. According to a CIA report, summarized by The Washington Post the increasing threat
On March 9th I will be at The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law debating my friend and former colleague Amos Guiora. Our topic is the Christmas day bombing plot and the related issues of how to detain,
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
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. .
Tomorrow there will be a fantastic event sponsored by three of my favorite organizations on a topic of great interest to me: The Federalist Society’s International Law and National Security Law Practice Group, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and
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
The Rand Corporation has released an interesting new book, How Terrorist Groups End. The research centers around the ineffectiveness of current U.S. strategy against al Qaida, while providing recommendations for the future. As with all Rand publications, the book can be