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Obama v. Bush on Counterterrorism Policy

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Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I agree with much of what Jack says in his recent post about the counterterrorism issues likely to face President Obama in his second term.  But there’s one aspect of how Jack frames the discussion that I disagree with somewhat.  Because a number of other commentators seem to use the same basic framing, I thought I’d . . .
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What Would We Do With Detainees Captured Outside Afghanistan? Must-Read Testimony from McRaven and Allen on Counterterrorism Policy

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM

[UPDATE: See here for a clarification; contrary to my original read below, it appears Admiral McRaven did not mean for the list of disposition options to refer to non-AUMF scenarios] While many eyes were on Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s WPR hearing yesterday,  the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing relating to the nominations of Admiral McRaven . . .
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Detention, the AUMF, and the Bush Administration — Correcting the Record

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:06 PM

It is now well known that the Obama administration has embraced almost all of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies without substantial modification.  One such policy is military detention without trial.  The Obama administration has argued, however, that its legal rationale for military detention is different than the Bush administration legal rationale.  State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh described . . .
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