Two important things are conspicuously missing from the “dissent channel” cable on Syria are any discussion of whether proposed steps would be effective, rather than deeply counterproductive, or whether the recommended use of force against Syria would be legal.
The Case for the President’s Unilateral Authority to Conclude the Impending Iran Deal is Easy Because it Will (Likely) be a Nonbinding Agreement Under International Law
[Cross-posted at Just Security.]
[Cross-Posted at Just Security]
Military Detention of Non-Citizens and the Not-So-Negative Implications of the New Feinstein Amendment
As Wells and Steve noted last week, the Senate approved the “Feinstein Amendment” to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Amendment, if enacted, would impose a clear statement rule for the detention of U.S.