I wanted to draw attention to a special episode of the National Security Law Podcast, which Steve Vladeck and I just recorded in response to President Trump's statement that it might be best to send Saipov (the terrorist who killed in NYC yesterday) to Guantanamo, his criticism of civilian criminal prosecution, and Senator Graham's suggestion that Saipov should be interrogated without counsel.
Latest in Guantanamo
The Pentagon has confirmed that an American citizen is being held in U.S. military custody in Syria or Iraq as an enemy combatant
Pre-sentencing developments in United States v. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi.
Perhaps Guantanamo Won't Get New Detainees After All? An Update on Efforts to Capture Islamic State Leaders
Yesterday, Eric Schmitt had a story in the New York Times providing a rare glimpse into the ongoing activities of the “Expeditionary Targeting Force” (“ETF”).
I'm happy to report that Episode 4 of the National Security Law Podcast is now out! Check it out on the site's homepage here, subscribe on iTunes here, follow it on Twitter here!
The indispensable Charlie Savage has just posted the latest iteration of the Trump Administration’s planned Executive Order on detention issues, along with an article placing that draft in context (including helpful insights from Jack Goldsmith and Ryan Goodman).
Pre-trial proceedings resume in the case of alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al Hadi al Iraqi.
On Tuesday, the case of U.S. v. Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi was called back to session but, this time, not with the usual players. Colonel Peter S. Rubin of the USMC replaced Captain Waits as the military judge presiding over the commission.
Adam Pearlman's new article in Stanford Law and Policy Review on the continuing controversies surrounding Guantanamo detentions
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made headlines once again yesterday by saying that he would be “fine” with trying American citizens accused of terrorism in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. At the risk of taking Trump’s whims too seriously, Lawfare has provided very brief overview of the operative legal constraints.