Because my earlier post about WSJ commentary on the President’s release of a white paper addressing the legal basis for drone strikes prompted feedback on additional commentary, here’s a grab bag of commentary from around the web on the white paper:

  • NIMJ’s own Prof. Gene Fidell, here (via Der Spiegel)
  • USCGA Professor Glenn Sulmasy,  here (via The Day)
  • Prof. David Kaye, ASIL Executive Council member, here
  • Prof. John Yoo, here (WSJ via Lawfare)
  • Prof. Kenneth Anderson, here (via Lawfare)
  • Rosa Brooks at FP National Security page, here and here
  • Prof. Mary Ellen O’Connell, here (via NYT–though none of the NYT links are working today)
  • Prof. Eric Posner, here (via Slate)
  • Various links to media coverage here (via Lawfare)

[Pardon the earlier typos and failure to include titles and descriptions of various authors (and the duh moment on Prof. Posner)]

Commenting on judicial review

  • Prof. Steve Vladeck, here (via Lawfare)
  • ACLU, here
  • Prof. Bobby Chesney, here (via Lawfare)
  • Sen. King, here (via Roll Call)

On Secrecy

  • Clifford D. May, Pres. of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, here (via National Review)
  •, here


  • Jonathan Masters CFR, here

6 Responses to “Targeted Killing White Paper Commentary Collection”

  1. Dew_Process says:

    Thanks for posting this NM!!!!

  2. Charlie Dunlap says:

    May I humbly offer my own op-ed to this collection?
    Thanks, Charlie

  3. Dew_Process says:

    Thanks Charlie – and don’t forget that in Ex parte Quirinone of the defendant’s was a U.S. Citizen.

  4. Eugene R. Fidell says:

    The Posner piece is not by Judge Richard Posner (7th Cir.). It’s by his son, Prof. Eric Posner.

  5. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    Thanks Gene, should have caught that before I posted. 

  6. Charlie Dunlap says:

    Dew_Process: Excellent point!  Charlie