Friday, November 19, 2010

More on Ghailani Verdict

I have already posted once on the conviction of Terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani for his part in the bombing of US Embassies in Africa.

Here is a view from someone who writes on law and national security.  I like the view propounded.  The author, a journalist, is Mr Benjamin Witte.  He is also a blogger and talks to the issue of "lawfare", which is the use of a nation's laws against it to achieve strategic or operation goals.  The article has several references to Charlie Dunlap, a retired Air Force two star lawyer (JAG).  I was his thesis advisor at National War College.  He wrote "The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012" and I didn't have to do a thing except read it and pronounce it good and let it go forward for judging as good.  I like the easy assignments.

But, back to "Lawfare", it is an issue to watch.

Here is another view, from a Robert Chesney, down in Texas.  The post includes, up front, the law under which Mr Ghailani was convicted.

Regards  —  Cliff

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