Detention: Operations in Afghanistan

Duke University Conference Blogging

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:34 AM

Bobby and I just finished an unusually good panel at the annual Duke University national security law conference. It was entitled "Indefinite Detention of Terrorists" and was one of the best such events I have ever participated in. In addition to Bobby, who moderated, and me, the panel included Columbia law professor Trevor Morrison, who worked on detention issues at the White House Counsel's office, and Michael Gottlieb, who just finished a stint as the deputy commander of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 in Afghanistan. I will post links to the audio or video as soon as one becomes available. I have also asked Gottlieb to write up his hugely illuminating comments on detention operations in Afghanistan for posting to Lawfare.

Both Bobby and I will post thoughts on the other events at the conference, which has a particularly interesting-looking agenda.