The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: What Month Is This Anyway?

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, February 3, 2022, 10:31 AM

We are back, and even though one of us apparently cannot work this new tech called a “calendar,” we’re excited to bring a shorter-than-usual episode without having a whole month go by!

Tune in as co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:

  • The Biden Administration’s change of position on the availability of coerced statements for use in pre-trial proceedings in military commissions
  • The news of the capture, repatriation to the United States, and federal court prosecution of a woman from Kansas who apparently had traveled to Syria to take up arms on behalf of ISIS–and the questions this raises about how long she was held pre-transfer, and in whose custody
  • Civil suits against private military contractors, the varied legal obstacles they face, and updates on some current lawsuits in which Steve is involved–and interesting questions they raise, such as the precise scope of the “combat activities” limitation

All that, plus a grab-bag of frivolity including the new Netflix movie based on Robert Harris’s Munich book, and of course NFL sportsball happenings!