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Statement by Professor William Snyder on U.S. attacks on Syria

“All nations have the right to use military force in self-defense, but Syria has not attacked the United States.  If we, the U.S., are to use force against another nation in order to enforce international law rather than in self-defense, then as members of the United Nations we must wait for authorization by the Security Council.  […]

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SCOTUS Blog: “Congress’s War Crimes Power at Issue”

A post on SCOTUS Blog by Lyle Denniston reports that, on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court voted to review congressional authority to apply war crime laws to terrorist acts that took place prior to the enactment of the laws making such acts criminal. The decision to review arises directly from the case against Ali Hamza […]

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A nation apart | The Economist Compares U.S. Response to Terrorism

An Economist editorial from the April 20, 2013, print edition (but appearing on their website on 4/18/13) offers a comparative, internationalist discussion of why the United States is different from some other countries in its reaction to terrorism.  In an observation consistent with what my students learn in National Security Law and in Counterterrorism Law, […]

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Bellinger & Smith Look at Legality of Using Force Against Iran

John Bellinger, who is a senior contributor at the Lawfare blog, posts about an op-ed he coauthored in the September 27, 2012, Washington Post entitled: Providing a legal basis to attack Iran.  The op-ed notes the lack of a national discussion about the legality of such an attack, and it argues that the presidential candidates […]

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Sep 30th, 2012 war powers

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