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Must All Wars End? One Year After the President's NDU Speech, Where Are We?

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May 22, 2014 - 2:00pm

A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond. While there has been a quickening pace in detainee transfers out of Guantanamo, the military commission proceedings continue to spark legal challenges and progress at a painfully slow pace. There also remains controversy over the lack of transparency and apparent mistakes in the United States' targeted killing programs.

As the Obama Administration prepares to enter its final two years, and combat operations in Afghanistan come to a close, this discussion will address three key questions:

  • Where are we at war?
  • When will those wars end?
  • Where and when is "war" the wrong approach?

Watch the discussion below:

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream


Harold H. Koh
Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale University
22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State


Charlie Savage
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Washington Correspondent for The New York Times

Moderated by

Heather Hurlburt
Senior Fellow, National Security, Human Rights First
Former Special Assistant to President Clinton


Reserve Officers Association
Top of the Hill Conference Center - Symposium Center
One Constitution Avenue NE
Discussion at 10:00am

Reception to follow