Tag: Terrorism

Combating Terrorism and WMD Proliferation: Not at the U.N. Security Council

Alexander Benard & Paul Leaf

For years, experts have debated whether the U.S. should spearhead reform of the United Nations (U.N.) framework for authorizing the use of force to counter the threats of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In this debate, some scholars argue that the permanent members of the U.N.… Read More »

Deep Secrecy

David Pozen

Donald Rumsfeld has been unfairly ridiculed. During a 2002 press conference, a reporter asked about the link between Iraq and al Qaeda, and he gave the following response:
[A]s we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that… Read More »

Detention of Terrorists and the Acceleration of the Convergence Trend

Robert Chesney & Jack Goldsmith

Last year, Jack Goldsmith and I argued in the pages of the Stanford Law Review that the traditional models of criminal and military detention have converged toward one another in connection with the problem of terrorism.
Potential models for terrorist detention, we explained, span from the pure model of military… Read More »

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