The Senate Armed Services Committee did not mention drones a single time during Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearings last week. That oversight, however, says a lot more about the politics surrounding the hearings than it does about the enduring salience of drone technology to U.S. national security policy. The Department of Justice's "white paper" obtained by NBC on Monday affirms that.
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In early February, I participated in the Junior International Law Conference Scholars’ Association (JILSA) conference hosted by New York Law School.
My paper, New Imminence in the Age of Obama: How Targeted Killings Shape the Law of Self-Defense was workshopped by the conference participants.
A draft of the article can be found here