nationalsecuritylaw Upcoming Event: Invitation to Duke’s National Security Law Conference

January 18, 2013

Duke’s annual conference is always terrific:

The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security is pleased to announce that its annual conference will be held Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd at Duke Law School in Durham, NC. You are cordially invited to attend.

This year’s theme is “Battlefields, Boardrooms, and Backyards” and will address such topics as cyberwar, robotic weapons, security technology and privacy, business & national security issues, military commissions, civil-military relations, piracy and maritime legal issues, ethics, and more. The full agenda is attached.

General James N. Mattis, USMC, the commander of U.S. Central Command (which is responsible for the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and the Horn of Africa) has agreed to be our dinner speaker at the magnificent Washington Duke Inn right here on campus.

There is no conference fee; you only have to pay for the meals. However, everyone must register to attend. You can register online through our conference website: .

However, if you prefer, you can simply fill out the attached form and mail it (with a check if you are joining us for lunch and/or the reception and dinner) to the address on the form.

Also, if you would like to pay for your meals by credit card (and do not want to pay online), you can fax that information with your completed registration form to 919-660-1769.

Ms. Dana Norvell is the point of contact for any questions, and she can be reached at norvell or by phone at (919) 613-7080.

Again, all the details are on our conference website:

I really look forward to seeing you at the conference!. Don’t miss this one!

Sincerely, Charlie Dunlap

Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.

Major General, USAF (Ret.)

Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and

Professor of the Practice of Law

Duke University School of Law



nationalsecuritylaw Convening Authority for Military Commissions Declines to Withdraw Conspiracy Charge Against Alleged 9/11 Co-Conspirators Pending Appellate Ruling

January 18, 2013

From a DOD press release:

Convening Authority for Military Commissions Declines to Withdraw Conspiracy Charge Against Alleged 9/11 Co-Conspirators Pending Appellate Ruling

01/18/2013 12:26 PM CST

nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: January 24, Luncheon Program – Keynote Speaker Mike McConnell

January 18, 2013

From the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security:

If you will be in Washington, DC on January 24, we invite you to join us at a luncheon featuring Mike McConnell who will discuss “America’s Challenges in Cyberspace” The registration Flyer is attached. We will also post his remarks on the cyber website, linked through

Our January 24 luncheon program will feature John M. (Mike) McConnell, Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton and the second Director of National Intelligence under Presidents Bush and Obama. He will discuss “America’s Challenges in Cyberspace.”

DATE: January 24

TIME: 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Army Navy Club, 901 17th Street, NW, Washington DC

REGISTRATION: form attached or return rsvp by email. We will accept payment at the door by check.

Holly McMahon

Staff Director

Standing Committee on Law and National Security

740 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

(202) 662-1035


visit our website:

Luncheon (Mike McConnell) – Biography.pdf