The operation that killed Osama Bin Laden was carried out by an elite unit of the Navy SEALs and it is highly unlikely that we will ever learn the names of those who entered the compound, much less the SEAL who pulled the trigger twice to shoot Bin Laden dead. But we do know quite […]
Martha Washington and Abigail Adams are two of the most well-known and admired women from the American Revolution. Yet these founding mothers made very different choices when the lure of liberty called their husbands to leadership positions. Motherhood and their distinctive seasons in life influenced the decisions they made.
Thanks to PIFA and Ben Franklin, Philly and France have had a lot in common.
Why not capture him? And would a trial have turned to Bin Laden’s advantage?
Cross-posted at Opinio Juris and Balkinizationhttp://balkin.blogspot.com/ Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Deborah Pearlstein is a Visiting Faculty Fellow in national security and international human rights at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is participating in the program “What Is National Security” at the National Constiution Center on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. For all […]
How the Birther movement and the death of Bin Laden relate to each other and to the matter of trust.
Dorothy Parvaz, a 2009 PJP Fellow, has been reported missing in Syria. Parvaz, who was formerly with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was working for Al Jazeera English and an appeal for her release can be seen on its website. Parvaz has Iranian, American and Canadian citizenship. A story in the New York Times can be viewed […]
In a case involving environmentalists and power companies over global warming and climate change, one would expect the Obama administration to side with the environmentalists. Wrong!
After 9/11 our country came together. Can we do it again?
1. Why not capture him? In fact, the administration says the plan was to capture Bin Laden if he did not offer any resistance, though officials considered it unlikely that he would give himself up. Still, the question is tantalizing: if he had not offered resistance and the Seals had taken him alive and brought […]