Legal Brief: Possible U.S. Military Action In Syria

Legal Brief: Possible U.S. Military Action In Syria

As Congress debates military intervention in Syria, legal questions swirl around the possible outcomes. We consider the possibility of military action from several legal perspectives.

As Congress debates military intervention in Syria, legal questions swirl around the possible outcomes. Without the backing of the U.N. Security Council, it's not clear whether international law allows such a move. And when it comes to domestic national security law, the extent of action is likely to be a main point of contention. We consider the possibility of military action from several legal perspectives.

Guests

Diane Orentlicher

Professor of International Law, Washington College of Law, American University

Wells Bennett

Fellow in National Security Law, Brookings Institution; Managing Editor, Lawfare blog

Michael Schmitt

Stockton Chair of International Law, U.S. Naval War College

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