GENERAL MICHAEL MCDANIEL IS AVAILABLE AS AN EXPERT INTO THE INVESTIGATION OF MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17
Friday, July 18, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
CONTACT: Tyler Lecceadone, Seyferth PR
COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL MCDANIEL
IS AVAILABLE AS AN EXPERT INTO THE INVESTIGATION OF MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17
Retired Brigadier General and Cooley Law School Professor Michael C.H. McDaniel is available to members of the media as an expert on the next steps of the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over the Ukraine.
“Under international law it is prohibited to shoot down civilian aircraft. Russia has always, whether it's the Soviet Union, or the Russian Federation, strenuously defended its air sovereignty, such as with the Korean airliner in 1983,” said McDaniel. “It’s entirely likely that the United Nations Security Council will be meeting on this very soon. Russia does have a veto vote on the Security Council, but if they're involved, either through their proxies, the Ukrainian separatists or directly involved, this should compel international sanctions against them.”
McDaniel is director of Cooley’s Master of Laws Program in Homeland and National Security, and is ranked as one of the top 25 Homeland Security professors in the nation. He has extensive background in Russian history and anti-terrorism protection and policy, having worked at the Pentagon as the former deputy assistant secretary for homeland defense strategy, prevention and mission assurance, which included supervision of Global Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Policy. He was also Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s advisor on national security and served as assistant adjutant general for homeland security, Michigan National Guard, a post in which he coordinated efforts to protect the state and its critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks.
If you are interested in speaking with Brigadier General McDaniel, please feel free to contact Tyler Lecceadone at SeyferthPR, 616-776-3511 or Lecceadone@seyferthpr.com