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Ambassador Michael Sheehan on “The Terrorist Next Door”

In case you missed it, Michael A. Sheehan had an excellent op-ed in the New York Times earlier this week on the challenge of “home grown” and “lone wolf” terrorism. Ambassador Sheehan served as the US Coordinator for Counterterrorism during the Clinton Administration and was Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism with the New York City Police– and, I might add, a …

Ambassador Mark Lagon to return to Georgetown University

The Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) at Georgetown University is excited to announce that Ambassador Mark P. Lagon will be joining MSFS as Visiting Professor and Concentration Chair for International Relations and Security, effective August, 2010.
Dr. Lagon brings to MSFS a wealth of experience from both the public and nonprofit worlds of international affairs.  Prior to coming …

Profiles of the terror suspects to be tried with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

The New York Times has instructive profiles on the four other persons that have been designated for trial in Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York. Reporter Liz Robbins writes:

Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash
Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash, known as Khallad, has told investigators that he played many roles in Al Qaeda, from acting as a bodyguard …

Former AG Mukasey critical of decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in NY

The blog Main Justice reports:
Former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey on Friday criticized the Obama administration’s decision to prosecute a group of terrorism suspects accused in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in federal court, warning of safety risks to Americans and the possibility that national security information could be aired in civilian proceedings.
His speech to the conservative Federalist Society — …

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other detainees to be tried in Federal District Court

Here is the Press Release:
Departments of Defense and Justice Announce Forum Decisions for Ten Guantanamo Bay Detainees
The Departments of Defense and Justice today announced forum decisions for ten detainees at Guantanamo Bay whose cases were previously charged in military commissions, including five detainees accused of conspiring to commit the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and a detainee accused of orchestrating …

Somali President denounces terrorist recruiting in Minnesota

The AP reports:
The president of Somalia on Sunday denounced the recruiting of young men from Minnesota’s huge Somali community for terrorist activity in his war-ravaged homeland, and said he plans to work with the U.S. government to bring those still alive back home.President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed spoke with The Associated Press while visiting the Minneapolis area, where authorities believe …

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly critical of detainee “confession”

With a Hat Tip to Neal Sonnett– Lyle Denniston over at SCOTUSblog brings to our attention a recently-declassified opinion by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in a detainee habeas case, Al Rabiah v. U.S. During the course of the opinion Judge Kollar-Kotelly makes it clear that the evidence supporting that the argument that Al Rabiah should be detained indefinitely was simply insufficient. …

Obama Administration Brief in Bagram detainee cases

The previous post noted the brief filed by the Obama Administration appealing the ruling of Judge John D. Bates in the Bagram detainee cases. With many thanks to SCOTUSblog, the brief can be found here. As Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog explains:
The Obama Administration argued strenuously on Monday that the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision providing a right for imprisoned terrorism suspects …


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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