12 Oct A Quick Bleg on the US and Self-Defence
A few years ago, John Brennan articulated the US position concerning self-defence against non-state actors:
Because we are engaged in an armed conflict with al-Qa’ida, the United States takes the legal position that —in accordance with international law—we have the authority to take action against al-Qa’ida and its associated forces without doing a separate self-defense analysis each time.
As the quote makes clear, the US believes that its position is consistent with international law. Yoram Dinstein takes a similar position in his seminal War, Aggression and Self-Defence, at least in the context of international armed conflict. So here are my questions:
 Does anyone know where the US might have defended/explained its position at more length, whether in a legal brief or elsewhere?
 Does anyone know of scholars other than Dinstein who take the position that once a state acts in self-defence, none of its (extraterritorial) acts in the resulting armed conflict are subject to the jus ad bellum?
Any suggestions or citations from readers would be most appreciated.