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Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, News & Events, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Annica Mae Mattus It is around four weeks since the Department of Defense announced an American citizen is being detained by American forces as an enemy combatant after surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces, but no additional details have since been made. This is not the first time that an American citizen has been detained […]

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The Necessity of a Federal Law for the Prosecution of Foreign Combatants

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Counterterrorism, Global War on Terror, International Law, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics, UCMJ  /  No Comments

The trend of warfare in the last century speaks to future conflicts continuing to be less traditional and involving questions that are perhaps not adequately addressed by the Geneva Conventions and the laws of war. Two such questions, how to detain non-state fighters and how to prosecute them, are already being grappled with in the […]

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