Detention

The Lawfare Podcast, Bonus Edition: Steve Vladeck on Detaining an American Enemy Combatant

By Vanessa Sauter
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:48 PM

When an American ISIS fighter turned himself in to Syrian Democratic Forces last month, the subsequent detention of the unnamed enemy combatant by U.S. forces sparked concern. To explore the implications of John Doe’s detention, Steve Vladeck joined Benjamin Wittes for a lively debate on the level of alarm that the American citizen held in military custody should raise. They discussed the facts of the event, the reasons behind the failure to disclose John Doe’s identity or provide him access to counsel, the legitimacy of his detention, and much more.

You can read more about the debate between Steven Vladeck and Benjamin Wittes here, here, and here.