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LIVE: Brookings Host Vice President Joe Biden

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM

At 12:15 pm, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks at Brookings on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its implications for European security. You can watch the discussion below or follow along on Twitter at #BidenAtBrookings

Tonight: Triple Entente Beer Summit at Washington Firehouse

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Join Lawfare tonight from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Washington Firehouse for the first Triple Entente Beer Summit. Grab your ticket online, or pick up one at the door.

Last Chance: Get Your Tickets to the Triple Entente Beer Summit

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:03 AM

May 7, 6:00-9:00 pm Tickets for “The Triple Entente Beer Summit” are available here. Tomorrow, from 6:00-9:00 pm, please join us for the first Triple Entente Beer Summit. The three podcasts associated with this site—the Lawfare Podcast, the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, and Rational Security—will gather for a live taping extravaganza for the first time. The Triple . . .
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The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM

May 7, 6:00-9:00 pm Tickets for “The Triple Entente Beer Summit” are available here.

Event with GTMO Chief Prosecutor Next Tuesday at Harvard Law

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Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Perhaps of interest to Lawfare readers in the Boston area: Next Tuesday, the Harvard National Security & Law Association (NSLA) will host Brigadier General Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor for military commissions and lead trial counsel in the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused perpetrators of the attacks of September 11, 2001, for a . . .
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In Case You Missed It Yesterday

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:27 PM

This happened. You can do that thing you want to do by clicking on this link.

Live: CIA Director John Brennan Speaks at CFR

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Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:49 PM

At 1:00 pm, CIA Director John Brennan will speak at the Council on Foreign Relations on the agency’s strategy for strengthening intelligence-gathering capabilities and how the agency will be restructured in order to accomplish those goals. You can watch the speech below:

Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on ISIS AUMF

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Earlier this morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the president’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) against ISIS. You can watch the full hearing here.

The 23rd National Security Law Institute

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Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:28 PM

The Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law is putting on its 23rd National Security Law Institute this summer, from May 31st to June 12th. The Institute is a two-week course held at the UVA Law School campus in Charlottesville that provides advanced instruction in several sub-fields of national . . .
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Live: Herb Lin Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Today at 2:00 pm, Lawfare’s Herb Lin, along with Richard Bejtlich and Gregory Shannon, will provide testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on “Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy.” Herb’s remarks as prepared are available here.

Live: Gen. John Allen Addresses the Future of the Fight Against ISIL

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Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

At 5:00 pm, General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, will deliver a keynote address at the Atlantic Council on the future of the fight against the Islamic State. You can watch the event live below:

Happening Now: DNI James Clapper Speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:55 PM

At the top of the hour, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. will discuss the state of the intelligence community, and outline the major challenges and successes experienced throughout the last year. You can watch the speech live below:

Live: Benjamin Wittes and Bobby Chesney Testify Before HASC on AUMF

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

At 10 am, Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Bobby Chesney, along with General Jack Keane, will provide testimony before the House Armed Services Committee today regarding the Obama administration’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIL.  Ben’s and Bobby’s prepared statements will follow in subsequent posts. You can watch the proceedings here on . . .
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Live: Benjamin Wittes and Michael O’Hanlon Take Questions on AUMF

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM

At the top of the hour, Brookings Senior Fellows Benjamin Wittes and Michael O’Hanlon will host a live webcast to discuss the president’s newly proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the legal issues involved, and the security stakes in the region. Ben and Michael will also . . .
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The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

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Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Last week, the White House convened a summit on countering violent extremism. The summit took place over three days and featured remarks by Obama administration officials, global leaders, law enforcement representatives, local activists, and President Barack Obama, among others. Below the fold, we’ve compiled video from the event.

Happening Now: SASC Hearing on GITMO

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:53 AM

The Senate Armed Services Committee is currently holding a hearing entitled “Guantanamo Detention Facility and the Future of US Detention Policy. Brian P. McKeon, Nicholas J. Rasmussen, and Rear Admiral Ross A. Myers are set to testify. You can watch the hearing live here at the SASC website.

Happening Now: Ashton Carter Testifies Before SASC

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

The confirmation hearing for President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton Carter, is just underway in the Senate Armed Services Committee. You can watch the hearing live below:

What Americans Really Think About ISIS

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Friday, January 9, 2015 at 6:16 PM

This week, Brookings unveiled a new poll by Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami that dives below the”approve/disapprove” numbers to offer a more sophisticated picture of how the American public views the campaign against the Islamic State and the broader conflict in Syria and Iraq. Among the findings, one of the most striking is the reasoning respondents select . . .
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Audio of FBI Director James Comey’s Remarks on North Korea and Sony

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:06 PM

Cody earlier posted the text of James Comey’s speech yesterday. Here’s the audio:

Federalist Society Podcast on “America In Retreat”

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Last week a Lawfare reader brought this item to our attention: Earlier this month, the Federalist Society’s International and National Security Law Practice Group hosted a Podcast with The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens.  The latter discussed his recent book, “America In Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.”