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
10 months ago