Pocket Litter, Intel and the Ground Operation

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...

Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Bin Laden Operation

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...

Closing Guantanamo Bay

I was recently interviewed regarding President Obama’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.  The interview is 15 minutes long. The interview can be heard here: https://gsmcneal.blip.tv/file/2171326/ Or if the link doesn’t work for you the...