Two Powerful Speeches from the NATSECDEF Conference

Last week, George Washington University Law School hosted the third annual “NATSECDEF” conference, a gathering organized by attorneys of the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO), the National Coalition for the Protection of Civil Freedoms, and Witness Against Torture. We’re pleased to provide, for those who were unable to attend, copies of two powerful speeches from the conference: The opening address by Brig. Gen. John G. Baker, Chief Defense Counsel of the MCDO titled “The GTMO Military Commissions — Where We Are and the Way Forward,” and the keynote address by Alberto Mora, titled “Building National Security on Inalienable Rights.”

General Baker’s speech is available here. Mr. Mora’s speech is available here. I commend them both to our readers… 

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Steve Vladeck

Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security and Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Follow him on Twitter (@steve_vladeck).