Ending the Endless War
THE SOURCE: “The End of Al Qaeda? Rethinking the Legal End of the War on Terror” by Adam Klein, in Columbia Law Review, Nov. 2010.
Will the war on terrorism ever end? The nature of the conflict—irregular, against a nonstate enemy—has raised fears that it won’t. Our traditional understanding of war, with its simple on/off options and relatively clear-cut legal distinctions, is
not well suited to the current conflict, argues Adam Klein, a law student at Columbia University.