Monthly Archives: July 2011
Congressional reporters may have been left with nothing to write about last night, but we sure have plenty to read about today in the world of national security, the war on terror, and cybersecurity.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence … Read more »
Unsurprisingly in a world dominated by debt ceilings, Rupert Murdock, and Amy Winehouse, there is little to report today.
Ayman al-Zawahri released his first video as Al Qaeda chief and successor to Osama bin Laden. In it, he encouraged Syrian … Read more »
I’ve written a lot over the years about the way law responds to changing practical phenomena such as the emergence of non-state actors as a strategic threat, ala al Qaeda, as have many others. This vein of scholarship often emphasizes … Read more »
There are few topics more slippery–and more emblematic of the current age–than the intersection of transnational organized crime, narcotics, illicit arms, and violent non-state actors. On that front, this has been a busy week. Consider the pair of indictments announced … Read more »
I came away from today’s HASC hearing much more optimistic about the future course of our detention/prosecution policy than I had been coming in, as there were signs of what I hope will become consensus on two key issues.
The … Read more »
Today’s House Armed Services Hearing on “Ten Years After the 2001 AUMF: Current Status of Legal Authorities, Detention, and Prosecution in the War on Terror” included testimony from the following witnesses:
And, … Read more »
On Tuesday morning, the House Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing titled “Ten Years After the 2001 AUMF: Current Status of Legal Authorities, Detention, and Prosecution in the War on Terror.” I’m not sure if it will … Read more »
I was lucky enough, unlike a number of other commentators, to be on the road on Friday when news of the attacks in Norway broke–and thus missed the opportunity to make an assumption that proved spectactularly wrong about who the … Read more »
We have made a few adjustments to Lawfare’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, which should make both more useful for the social networkers among our readers. Several of the people associated with the blog are now tweeting interesting law-and-security-related news … Read more »