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The Hoover Institution has released Chapter 3 of our serialized book: Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law. The Introduction and Chapter 1 came out in March. Chapter 2 came out in May. Chapter 3 offers a detailed account of President Obama's May 23 speech at the National Defense University. It attempts to describe in depth how the NDU speech altered the legal framework the Obama administration had articulated for counterterrorism during its first term---and it examines the positive and negative aspects, both of them considerable in our view, of the changes. In light of the May 23 speech, we have also made revisions to the earlier chapters, which we will posting in the next few days.

Speaking the Law (Chapter 3), by Kenneth Anderson and Benjamin Wittes by Hoover Institution

Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.
Kenneth Anderson is a professor at Washington College of Law, American University; a visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution; and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. He writes on international law, the laws of war, weapons and technology, and national security; his most recent book, with Benjamin Wittes, is "Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law."

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