Brookings Institution, January 25, 2013 Summary: After nearly ten years of diligent CIA intelligence work, U.S. Navy SEALs tracked 9-11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden to his compound in Pakistan and killed him. It was an attack that resonated around the world and is now portrayed in the movie, Zero-Dark-Thirty. Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes discusses the facts and […]
Brookings Institution, January 13, 2012 Summary: After years of legal battles over whether to engage in non-criminal detentions, the prisoners now come under the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. However, U.S. law restricts transfers from Guantanamo Bay, so, the facility won’t close any time soon.
Brookings Institution, October 28, 2011 Summary: An explanation of the law governing the targeting an American citizen overseas—in light of the killing of Anwar Al Awlaki.
Brookings Institution, May 13, 2011 Summary: We can’t duck the question of effectiveness, but we must consider the moral and legal aspects, as well as the risk to the United States’ reputation, and the nation’s commitment to human rights and justice across the globe.