Speaking the Law

A Book Reception for "Speaking The Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law"

By Benjamin Wittes, Kenneth Anderson
Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:12 AM

The Hoover Institution's D.C. office and Lawfare are having a reception for our recent book, Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law (Hoover Institution Press Publication. Please join us for a drink and a discussion.

The Hoover Institution and Lawfare

invite you to a book reception celebrating

Kenneth Anderson and Benjamin Wittes's newest book on national security law



Speaking The Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses

on National Security Law



Thursday, June 25th

5:00–5:45pm; Cocktail Reception

5:45–6:30pm; Remarks and Audience Q&A

6:30–7:00pm; Cocktail Reception Continues



Hoover Institution in Washington

The Johnson Center

1399 New York Ave, NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005

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In Speaking the Law, the authors offer a detailed examination of the speeches of the Obama administration on national security legal issues. Viewed together here for the first time, the authors lay out a broad array of legal and policy positions regarding a large number of principles currently contested at both the domestic and international levels.



The book describes what the Obama administration has said about the legal framework in which it is operating with respect to such questions as the nature of the war on terrorism, the use of drones and targeted killings, detention, trial by military commission and in federal courts, and interrogation. The authors analyze this framework, examining the stresses on it and asking where the administration got matters right and where they were wrong. They conclude with suggestions for certain reforms to the framework for the administration and Congress to consider.
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