The legal ambiguities associated with the classification, interrogation and adjudication of al Qaeda members alleged to have committed war crimes continue to hamper the Obama administration’s national security policy. This confusion and the inconsistent application of laws to govern the conflict have exacerbated criticism of the U.S. approach to the war on al Qaeda. This panel will analyze, from myriad perspectives, U.S. policy and practice on these issues as we enter the second decade of the armed conflict.
Welcome and Introduction
- Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Adjunct Fellow, Center for Law and Counterterrorism
Panel One: Detention, Interrogation and Trial of Terrorist Suspects – 10 Years Later
10:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
- Prof. Nathan A. Sales, George Mason University School of Law
- Charles D. “Cully” Stimson, former Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense (Detainee Affairs) and Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation
- Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law
- Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
- Moderator: Prof. Glenn M. Sulmasy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
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