The National Security Law Podcast: Friday Was Quite a Month

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:11 AM

In light of the amazing developments last Friday, we decided to move the show up to today. Tune in for discussion of five things that happened just that one day:

  1. A deep dive on the international law framework implicated by the U.S./U.K./France airstrikes on Syrian government facilities associated with chemical weapons (with a special emphasis on the U.K.’s asserted humanitarian intervention justification).
  2. An equally deep dive into the U.S. domestic law framework governing the use of the military (with a special emphasis on the problem of drawing the line between uses of the military that rise to the level of “war” and those that involve lethal force yet still do not count as war).
  3. The Justice Department inspector general report on Andy McCabe.
  4. The ongoing dispute over attorney-client privilege in relation to the search warrant executed at Michael Cohen’s office.
  5. The flurry of rumors about the imminent firing of Rod Rosenstein.