In the 16th year—and third administration—of the US war against al-Qaeda and affiliated forces, questions remain in both policy and law about how the US government will approach the use of lethal force in counterterrorism operations. What is the prognosis for preserving or replacing the Presidential Policy Guidance and related Executive Orders? How will operational decisions be made and by whom? What should we expect in terms of transparency and public reporting? What should be expected from Congressional oversight?
On April 3, Center for Civilians in Conflict was pleased to join with the Washington Foreign Law Society, the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the American Red Cross, International Humanitarian Law Team to co-host a discussion exploring these questions and other issues related to the use of lethal force. Watch the video now!