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
On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 I will be participating in a debate at The University of Houston Law Center. I’ve posted details from the flyer below.
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
Today at Chapman University School of Law I will be presenting at an event entitled “9/11 Ten Year Anniversary: Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism Since the Attack.” The event will begin at 11:45am in Room 142 and is sponsored by the Federalist
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...
The Bipartisan Policy Center has released their new report Preventing Violent Radicalization in America. Last September’sreport by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) National Security Preparedness Group, Assessing the Terrorist Threat, concluded that the lack of a coherent approach towards
The International & National Security Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society has published "An Analysis of the National Defense Authorization Bill" authored by Ben Wittes of The Brookings Institution. The article describes the detention and Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) provisions in...
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
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
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
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
Elite U.S. counterterror forces facing cuts: “Resources are heavily taxed by the operational tempo in Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said.” (Via GovExec.com: Defense + Homeland Security News.)
The Federalist Society’s International Law and National Security Law Practice Group has posted Miranda & Terror Suspects: Podcast. Here are the details: To what extent are law enforcement personnel required to read the standard Miranda warning to terror suspects?
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
I’ve posted the abstract to a recent symposium article “A Cup of Coffee After the Waterboard: Seemingly Voluntary Post-Abuse Statements” to SSRN, but unfortunately I don’t have a .PDF of the final page proofs to post yet. Here is