The Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) reports that Gen. John R.
Sonia McNeil is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. She is an editor of the Harvard National Security Journal, a Teaching Fellow at Harvard College, and a law clerk at a laboratory that develops advanced defense technologies. Sonia received a B.A. in Arabic, political science, and management from the University of Minnesota.
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Wednesday’s oral argument on the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act generated a flurry of anticipatory and postmortem http://www.law.com/jsp/nl
Lawfare readers who followed our coverage and analysis of the al-Aulaqi drone strike last fall (archived here) may be interested to see the UK House of Commons Library’s recently released research briefing on the matter (with citations including Jack’s influential post on Lawfare calling for the release of
On Thursday, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court in D.C. issued a little-noticed decision granting dismissal in Al Janko v. Gates. The case is noteworthy, however, because Al Janko–unlike other former detainees who have filed civil suits–“is the first detainee who was released pursuant to a successful habeas petition to seek damages for acts he says occurred while in U.S.
The Republican presidential candidates debated national security and foreign policy issues last night in Washington. Ritika teed up the debate here with links to the Post’s preview of issues to watch and a synopsis of the candidates’ positions from CNN’s Security Clearance blog.
The full Seventh Circuit has granted the government’s motion to rehear en banc Vance v. Rumsfeld, a suit by two U.S. citizens alleging that they were detained and tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq.
Next week’s London Conference on Cyberspace will include a closed session on international security.