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Experts Will Debate Cyberwarfare and Military Detention Rules at National Press Club

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2012 — Should the legal ground rules be established before the U.S. conducts cyberwarfare, or should our country learn how to win a cyberwar first and seek counsel second?

These and other questions will be discussed at an _ Standing Committee on Law and National Security event that will focus on cyberwarfare and the future of military detention — two of the most hotly debated topics in the realm of national security policy.

The first panel on cyberwarfare will feature retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap Jr., executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at the Duke University School of Law, and Stewart A. Baker, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and a former senior official at both the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency.  The second panel on military detention will feature Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at American University, and Gregory F. Jacob, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and a former U.S. solicitor of labor.  The panelists first conducted these exchanges in writing for an ABA publication, Patriots Debate (2012).

What:
Cyberwarfare/Guantanamo and Beyond: The Future of Detention Policy

When:
Friday, October 19, 2012

Time:
4 – 6 p.m.

Where:
National Press Club
Holman Lounge
529 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20045

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Meredith Josef at .

Copies of the book, Patriots Debate, which features the full set of debates, will be available for purchase.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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