Larkin Reynolds

Larkin Reynolds is an associate at a D.C. law firm and was a legal fellow at Brookings from 2010 to 2011. Larkin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as a founding editor of the Harvard National Security Journal and interned with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. She also has a B.A. in international relations from New York University.

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Targeted Killing

Jessica Stern on UBL's Death

Jessica Stern has this article over at Daily Beast describing her reactions to Usama bin Laden's death. My sincere apologies for posting this a day late, but it's very much still worth a read. Here's an excerpt from the piece:

But there is another kind of war on terror—the terror we have felt internally since the 9/11 bombings. The killing of bin Laden is what psychologists call a trigger.


Against Indignation

This morning I read Curt's thoughtful piece reflecting on the news of Osama bin Laden's death and how the news was received in various demonstrations across the country. I respectfully disagreed with some of his points--and I wanted to say a few words in defense of the spontaneous displays of jubilation.

I was at the gathering in front of the White House early Monday morning, having meandered downtown to check it out. A few things about the energy in the crowd that night moved me. Nearly everyone there was college-aged.

Targeted Killing

Full Text of President's Remarks on Killing of UBL

THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history.  The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke bill

Transfers, Releases & Resettlements

Congressional Hearing on Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Policy and Recidivism

Yesterday the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Policy and Recidivism.

The link to the hearing Web site, which has links to the prepared witness testimony, is here.  The Committee also posted the full video of the hearing on YouTube, found here.