October 7, 2013 NPR All Things Considered - Daring weekend raids by U.S. armed forces to capture suspected terrorists in Somalia and Libya are generating a hearty debate among national security lawyers, who are raising questions about what authority U.S. forces have to enter foreign soil, and how long the al-Qaida operative who was captured can be held without trial.

Professor Deborah Pearlstein considers the questions raised after capturing Nazih al-Ragye in Libya and detaining him on a Navy ship before trying him in the U.S.

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