Following up on Ben’s Death Star White House denial, we must note the response of the Air Force General Counsel’s Twitter account. And I query over at Opinio Juris whether one day the Administration’s pronouncement that “the administration does not support blowing up planets” might contribute to United States’ opinio juris on interstellar law of war. Or perhaps even customary interstellar law (“CIstL”).
Kenneth Anderson is professor of law at Washington College of Law, American University; a visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution and member of its Task Force on National Security and Law; and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. He writes on international law, the laws of war, and national security, and his most recent book is "Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order." Full bio »
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