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The Case for Drones

by Kenneth Andersonvia Commentary
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Readings: Thomas Nachbar on Legitimacy and Counterinsurgency

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Monday, May 13, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Terrorism and The Obama Doctrine

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Terrorism and The Obama Doctrine

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 2, 2013

What is the administration’s position on critical national security questions?

Law and Ethics for Autonomous Weapon Systems: Why a Ban Won’t Work and How the Laws of War Can

by Matthew Waxman, Kenneth Andersonvia Analysis
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Public debate is heating up over the future development of autonomous weapon systems and the merit and risks associated with their use in war. Grounded in a realistic assessment of technology, this essay outlines a practical alternative with which to evaluate the use of autonomous weaponry that incorporates codes of conduct based on traditional legal and ethical principles governing weapons and warfare.

Analysis and Commentary

Speaking the Law

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Hoover Institution
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Speaking the Law: Chapter 3

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In the third chapter the authors examine the involvement of the judiciary in defining detention authority, its non-involvement in targeting matters, Congress’s involvement in defining the rules for military commissions, its authorization for detention in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, and its restrictions on detainee transfers in that legislation.

Speaking the Law: Chapter 2

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Anderson and Wittes evaluate the legal framework the government has described: Where is it strong? Where is it weak? Where does it need further development?

Speaking the Law: Chapter 1

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The first chapter gives an account of what the administration has actually said across a range of critical national security legal questions.

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