Whether counterterrorism drone strikes are effective is one of the major questions currently facing US policymakers. The objectives offered as justifications for these strikes are arguably vague and over-broad and therefore run the risk of taking on an endless character. David Sterman argues that “endlessness” is a hazard that has not been appropriately addressed by… Continue reading Endless War Challenges Analysis of Drone Strike Effectiveness
Laura A. Dickinson discusses the challenges and limitations of applying domestic and international legal frameworks, including jus ad bellum and international human rights law, as the US conducts over the horizon, unmanned aerial vehicle operations, while US officials provide conflicting statements on whether the US remains at war. Dickinson examines Mitt Regan’s book Drone Strike:… Continue reading Over-the Horizon Drone Strikes in an Ongoing Global War: Afghanistan and Beyond
Has precedent eroded Congress’s war powers? James Lebovic looks to the various standards of social-scientific inquiry to suggest that an exclusive focus on legal analysis has unnecessarily limited the war powers debate in recent decades. Lebovic finds that even though Congress appears to defer to the President based on war powers precedent, it is often… Continue reading The Selling of a Precedent: The Past as Constraint on Congressional War Powers?