iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Jeh Johnson- General Counsel, US Department of Defense

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Jeh Johnson- General Counsel, US Department of Defense

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 November 2012

How far will Barack Obama go in taking on critics who say the United States has abandoned its role as the global champion of human rights?

America's counter-terrorism measures after 9/11 - including targeted killings and indefinite periods of detention without trial - have angered many.

Former President Jimmy Carter has said the US has now lost its moral authority as a result.

Zeinab Badawi speaks to Jeh Johnson, the General Counsel of the US Defense Department, the Pentagon's top lawyer and a close ally of Barack Obama.

(Image: Jeh Johnson. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)


  1. Image for Hardtalk


    Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth,…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss