Panel to Explore National Security Implications Surrounding the Strait of Hormuz in Iran
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2012—Amid highly public debates on “red lines” regarding Iran’s nuclear program, there is minimal discussion about the legal threshold for an act of aggression during peacetime in the Strait of Hormuz. National security law experts will examine the maritime legal issues for United States naval operations near this potential flashpoint, and explore the national security implications should Iran engage in activities such as non-consensual boarding of vessels or mining of its own territorial waters during an upcoming panel. The program will occur on Tuesday, March 27, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Reserve Officers Association Building in Washington, D.C.
Capt. Michael J. Boock, JAGC, United States Navy; and senior military fellow, Institute for National Security Ethics and Leadership, National Defense University
Capt. Steve McCleary, executive assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Coast Guard
Mara Karlin, instructor, Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Tuesday, March 27
5 – 7 p.m.
Reserve Officers Association Building
1 Constitution Ave., N.E.
For media credentialing, please contact Alexandra Buller at Alexandra.Buller@Americanbar.org. There is no charge for media to attend this event.
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