Emerging Trends in Modern Warfare Conference The Emerging Trends in Modern Warfare conference will consist of two panels discussing different changes that are happening in the ways the United States military operates. The first panel focuses on the
“Kill Capture”: A live chat with PBS’ Frontline: Tonight, PBS Frontline is airing ‘Kill/Capture,’ a six-month investigation into the U.S. military’s program of targeted killings in Afghanistan. The military says these raids have taken some 12,000 insurgents off the
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
The Winter 2010 Issue of the ABA National Security Law Report, the flagship publication of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security is now available on-line here. Here’s a look at the Table of Contents: In The Problem
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.
Over at The Browser, Mary Habeck, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University picks five books that readers must buy to understand the War on Terror. It’s an interesting post and worth the read. Her picks: Inside Terrorism by
The Washington Post, USA Today, the New York Times, and others report that President Obama is preparing an Executive Order (EO) spelling out procedures for the indefinite detention without trial of detainees held in Guantanamo. I haven’t read a draft,
Tom Joscelyn has a great post about the upcoming WikiLeaks dump to the media. The piece argues that Julian Assange’s Narrative Shouldn’t be the Media’s. Joscelyn notes: Assange intends to embarrass the U.S. with this release. But his spin
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…”...