April 17, 2018

Experts discuss legal side of potential use of force in North Korea at ABA luncheon

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2018 — As North Korea continues its defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, legal experts will gather to discuss the constitutional and international questions presented by any military options by the United States, including the potential use of nuclear weapons, at a luncheon sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Two former legal advisers to the National Security Council – Judge James Baker, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and Brian Egan, partner with Steptoe & Johnson - as well as (retired) Brigadier General Rich Gross, former legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will discuss the normative legal process for reviewing military options as well as look at the issues from an operational perspective and how the law can, but does not necessarily, factor into operational decision-making. 

What:        
“The Use of Force in North Korea: The Legal Process”    

When:       
Tuesday, April 24
Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET

Where:      
Army and Navy Club
901 17th St. NW
Washington, D.C.  20036

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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