By Vanessa Baehr-Jones* — Click here to read the full text of the Article In this Article, Vanessa Baehr-Jones addresses the familiar tension between due process and the prosecution of counterterrorism operations, but does so through the less familiar context of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1267, which targets terrorist financing. In the wake of […]
By Philip Alston* – Click here to read the full text of the Article This Article focuses on the accountability of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in relation to targeted killings, under both United States law and international law. As the CIA, often in conjunction with Department of Defense (DOD) Special Operations forces, becomes more […]
By James Moxness– Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism and the newest member of the NSJ Advisory Board, Juan Zarate, gave a lecture last week at Harvard Law School entitled “Whither the Arab Spring?” concerning the recent political upheaval in the Middle East, what it means for U.S. counter-terrorism policy, and the future […]
Now that indefinite, unreviewable military detention at Guantanamo is no longer an option, policymakers will have to decide whether and how to detain suspected terrorists.
President Obama announced that in an operation involving U.S. Navy SEALs, Osama bin Laden has been killed and his body recovered by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The President’s remarks can be read here. For continuing updates on the U.S. operation and its consequences for the battle against Al Qaeda, follow the Lawfare blog. Three […]