The Lawfare Podcast: Jack Goldsmith and Ben Wittes on Lawfare Origins and 9/11

By Jen Patja Howell
Monday, September 13, 2021, 8:55 AM

More than 11 years ago, Bobby Chesney, Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes started a national security law blog called Lawfare, focused almost exclusively on issues related to the U.S. government's reaction to 9/11 and the reactions to those government policies and the legal justifications for them. In its early days, Lawfare was largely unknown to the general public outside of national security lawyers inside the U.S. government. Lawfare didn't even have a podcast.

Jack and Ben joined David Priess to talk through these origins of Lawfare, it's intimate connection to 9/11 and its aftermath, and the importance of analyzing these issues at the intersection of national security, law and policy.