Berto Jongman: Former Department of State Top Lawyer on How to End the Forever War

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Three propositions:

(1)  Disengage from Afghanistan
(2) Close Guantanamo
(3) Discipline Drones

“How to End the Forever War?”
Harold Hongju Koh

Oxford Union, Oxford, UK
May 7, 2013

EXTRACT:

My former professor and former Legal Adviser Abram Chayes once said, after he had sued the United States government from the academy, “I have always thought there is nothing
wrong with an American lawyer holding the United States to its own best standards.”

It is in that spirit that tonight, from this important podium, I call my country to its own best values and principles.

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