Counterterrorism


Lawfare – Federal Prosecution is a Viable Option for Enemy Combatants – 24 July 2017

https://www.lawfareblog.com/federal-prosecution-viable-option-enemy-combatants By Mary B. McCord Monday, July 24, 2017, 2:19 PM “It is true, of course, that the United States will not have an Article III option in every case in which it has the opportunity to take custody of an enemy combatant. Law enforcement officials may lack the quantum…


CERL – Journalistic Ethics and the National Security State: Transparency and the Rule of Law in Democratic Societies – 9-11 November 2017

https://www.law.upenn.edu/newsevents/calendar.php#!event_id/54742/view/event Democratic governance depends on an engaged and educated public, to which transparency and access to accurate information are essential. At the same time, effective national security has always relied on secrecy and the ability control sensitive information. Journalists and the public at large all understand that there is a…



Lawfare – Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge” – 15 January 2017

https://www.lawfareblog.com/terrorists-insurgents-something-else-clarifying-and-classifying-generational-challenge “Our hope is that our taxonomy of VNSAs (Violent Non State Actors) can help analysts and scholars to better conceptualize the range of VNSA types and the relationships among them. They are too often lumped together as “terrorist” groups, but as this spectrum makes clear, doing so oversimplifies the…


Policy – President Obama Delivers Remarks on the Administration’s Approach to Counterterrorism – 6 December 2016

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitehouse.gov%2Flive%2Fpresident-obama-delivers-remarks-administrations-approach-counterterrorism&data=01%7C01%7CBoardCERL%40law.upenn.edu%7C0e414bebb4864c3301cf08d41e1d270e%7C6cf568beb84a4e319df6359907586b27%7C1&sdata=C2CXI4eCP24wzAUUO7qAlX1t7c4jkBnRlg9Pzo%2BaKro%3D&reserved=0   President Obama will speak at MacDill Air Force Base, home to forces that have been crucial to his fight against extremists and to efforts to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And see this 61 pp REPORT ON THE LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORKS GUIDING THE UNITED…


Conference – Using Law to Fight Terror October 27-29, 2016

Using Law to Fight Terror October 27-29, 2016 Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) University of Pennsylvania Law School https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/usinglawtofightterror/ Recent challenges in international security posed by two terrorist organizations, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have highlighted an urgent domestic and…



MWI’s Andrew Bacevich Criticizes U.S. Military Forays in Middle East – 29 September 2016

“MWI’s Andrew Bacevich Criticizes U.S. Military Forays in Middle East. Speaking to cadets and faculty, MWI Adjunct Scholar Andrew Bacevich gives a blistering critique of U.S. military interventionism in the greater Middle East.” For Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2015, please see: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42738.pdf and see Military…


MWI – How COIN (Counterinsurgency) Theory Explains Organizational Change: An MWI Report – 25 September 2016

How COIN Theory Explains Organizational Change: An MWI Report. MWI Non-Resident Fellow Douglas Pryer writes in this new report that since the human dynamics underlying all group competitions are similar, all leaders can benefit from applying COIN theory to achieve significant organizational change. http://mwi.usma.edu/4170-2/ See also:  Military Legitimacy: Right and…