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Would Airstrikes Against Assad be Lawful and Effective?: Reactions to the State “Dissent Cable”

Two important things are conspicuously missing from the “dissent channel” cable on Syria are any discussion of whether proposed steps would be effective, rather than deeply counterproductive, or  whether the recommended use of force against Syria would be legal.


Lawfare across the Atlantic: House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on Military Action in Syria

The U.K. House of Commons Library has released a briefing paper on the "Legal basis for UK military action in Syria." The paper includes a full discussion of the implications of UN Security Council Resolution 2249, and cites to commentary from Lawfare's own Ashley Deeks. 

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