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Statement by the President on Iraq

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Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Ben posted the video of his remarks and the short Q and A that followed. Here is the transcript: THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I wanted to take some time to give you a quick update about the situation in Iraq. Yesterday, I convened a meeting with my National Security Council to discuss the situation . . .
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President Obama to Issue a Statement on Iraq

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Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Here it is:

House Hearings This Morning on FBI Oversight and Bergdahl Exchange

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Today, two hearings began before House of Representatives committees at 10:00 am. FBI Director James Comey is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee to testify on oversight of the Bureau. His prepared testimony and the live broadcast are below. The Honorable James B. Comey Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Meanwhile, the House Armed Services Committee . . .
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Video of Today’s SSCI Hearing

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I haven’t watched it yet, as I was doing a different event at the time of the hearing. But thanks to the magic of CSPAN and it’s belated, but very welcome propensity for embed codes . . .

Live at 2PM EST: Brookings Event on the Future of U.S. Surveillance Authorities

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Today is the anniversary of the first Snowden disclosures, and Ben is moderating a debate on the future of U.S. intelligence collection authorities. The resolution is “U.S. surveillance authorities require fundamental reform.” Arguing in favor are Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU and Julian Sanchez of the CATO Institute. Arguing in opposition are John “Chris” Inglis, former NSA . . .
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“A Debate One Year after Snowden: The Future of U.S. Surveillance Authorities”

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM

We will hold an event at the Brookings Institution a week from tomorrow, which marks the anniversary of the first Snowden disclosures. Lawfare readers will be familiar with the all the participants and their insightful views on these issues. It is sure to be a robust discussion. Details and registration information below: A Debate One Year after Snowden: The . . .
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John Carlin’s Speech at Brookings on “Defending Our Nation by Prosecuting State-Sponsored Cyber Theft”

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Watch the event with Assistant Attorney General John Carlin here: And here are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Defending Our Nation by Prosecuting State-Sponsored Cyber Theft Thanks for that kind introduction. I’m grateful to be here at Brookings today discussing emerging national security threats. On Monday, the Department of Justice announced charges against five members of the . . .
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John Carlin at Brookings

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Recently-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for National Security at DOJ, John Carlin, will give an address at Brookings on Thursday afternoon entitled “Tackling Emerging National Security Threats through Law Enforcement.” Carlin’s keynote address on cybersecurity at American University’s Washington College of Law ran as a recent episode of the Lawfare Podcast. It will be especially interesting to hear . . .
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The National Security Agency at the Crossroads: Audio of Sessions

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The following is audio of the conference last week in Austin hosted by the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint venture of the Strauss Center and Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The conference was entitled, “The National Security Agency at the Crossroads.” It was a highly-unusual direct engagement of a number of . . .
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LIVE: Hearing at House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM

As he noted below, Ben is testifying in front of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. The title of the hearing is “Is al-Qaeda Winning? Grading the Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy.” A live video stream is available here. Below is the witness list and the prepared statements for both panels: Witnesses Panel I The Honorable Joseph Lieberman (Former United States . . .
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Lawfare on the Hill

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Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Two hearings this week to take note of: Tomorrow, Tuesday April 8th at 2pm: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade will hold a hearing on “Is al-Qaeda Winning? Grading the Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy.” Ben will be testifying on the future of the AUMF and 702. Thursday, April 10th at 9am: The House Judiciary Committee will . . .
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Call for Participants: The 7th Annual National Security Law Workshop (May 15-16, Charlottesville)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

I’m very pleased to announce the call for participants in the 7th Annual National Security Law Workshop, which will take place this year on May 15 and 16 in Charlottesville, Virginia. As in the past, Geoff Corn and I are the co-hosts, and the sponsors are the International Committee of the Red Cross, South Texas College . . .
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New America Foundation Event on “The Ever-Falling Cost of Surveillance”

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Haven’t watched this yet, but it looks very interesting: PARTICIPANTS Moderator Jennifer Valentino-DeVries Reporter, Wall Street Journal  @jenvalentino Featured Speakers Kevin Bankston Policy Director, New America’s Open Technology Insititute @kevinbankston Ashkan Soltani  Independent researcher & consultant specializing in consumer privacy & security @ashk4n Commentators Orin S. Kerr Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University Law . . .
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A Conversation at the Berkman Center—And the Comments of Tim Berners-Lee

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Yesterday afternoon, I was privileged to participate in a fascinating event at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Entitled “Defending an Unowned Internet: Opportunities for Technology, Policy, and Corporations,” the event featured a particularly strong panel of people I have admired for a long time and was one of the . . .
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Brookings Event on President Obama’s Speech

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Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Below is the video of the discussion that took place today at Brookings on the President’s NSA speech:

Brookings Event on the President’s Speech Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:33 PM

The Brookings Institution will host—and Ben will speak at—a panel event tomorrow afternoon following President Obama’s speech on NSA reform and the Review Group Report. We will embed the event video, which will be webcast live. Please feel free to tweet in questions using the hashtag #BINSA. More details are below: President Obama’s NSA Reforms Speech: . . .
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Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the President’s Review Group Report

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing to review the Report of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. The scheduled witnesses are the members of the Review Group. You can watch the hearing by clicking the “webcast” link on the relevant page of the Committee’s website.

Live: Senate Intel Hearing on Nominees Caroline Diane Krass and Daniel Bennett Smith

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is holding an open hearing this afternoon to consider the nominations of Caroline Diane Krass to be General Counsel of the CIA, and Ambassador Daniel Bennett Smith for the position of Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Here are links to their statements. You . . .
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“60 Minutes” on Snowden and NSA

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8:43 PM

They got remarkable access both to people and to facilities

NYU Center for Law and Security Conference: “Law and Strategy in an Era of Evolving Threats”

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Here’s is video of the conference on Tuesday at NYU’s Center for Law and Security: “Law and Strategy in an Era of Evolving Threats.” The first panel dealt with “The Role of the Courts in Intelligence and National Security” and featured: Justice Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court of Canada President (ret.) Dorit Beinisch, Supreme Court of Israel, . . .
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