Ritika already posted about AEI's panel yesterday on Zero Dark Thirty, along with a link to the video of the proceedings.
Latest in Covert Action: Rendition
Steve has already noted (and critiqued) this Washington Post story about continued “renditions” by the United States government.
The following is a guest post from Chris Jenks. Chris formerly was a Judge Advocate and Chief of the International Law Branch at the U.S. Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General. Now he is an assistant professor of law and director of the criminal justice clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law.
This is a wonderful piece of journalism. The Washington Post's Ian Shapira today has a long feature on one of the CIA officers convicted in Italian courts for the kidnapping and rendition of radical Egyptian cleric Abu Omar---and its subsequent impact on her life. It is richly reported, perplexing in certain respects, and not a little bit moving.
There has been speculation about the effect of the Obama administration’s pinched detention policy – i.e. no new detainees brought to GTMO, and no new detainees to Parwan (Afghanistan) from outside Afghanistan – on its other counterterrorism policies. I have long believed there must be some tradeoff between narrowing U.S.
Will Polish judges have the occasion to weigh in on the legality of non-criminal detention of asserted al Qaeda members? Probably so. It appears that Polish prosecutors have brought charges against the former head of Poland's intelligence service, Zbigniew Siemiatkowski, on the ground that his cooperation with the CIA in establishing a black site detention facility in the country violated international law (the investigation apparently remains confidential at this time