The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Sparkly Rainbow Snowboots!

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:21 AM

Well, it’s been a while, thanks to the ice/snow/power/water fiasco we recently underwent in Texas. But, though tired and not very prepared, we are back tonight! Tune in as co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:

  1. The domestic and international law grounds cited by the Biden administration for its recent airstrike in Syria
  2. An update on the situation regarding high-value Islamic State detainees held by the SDF in Syria (and whether they ever were in US custody)
  3. A note on the role of “true threat” charges in insurrection-related cases: how specific (if at all) must such charges be vis-a-vis the threatened object of the threat?
  4. More developments at GTMO
  5. The Biden administration’s response to Kashoggi in comparison to its response to Navalny

And some rather-rambling frivolity, mostly in the anticipation for Coming 2 America dropping in a few days.