Jose Aleman, Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law, writes in with this seemingly quite Lawfare-relevant announcement:
As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report approaches, the recurring dispute over the boundaries of the post-9/11 national security
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CALL FOR PAPERS
10th Annual Conference on National and International Security
at the Syracuse University Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs
The Pivot: Challenges to Global Security in Asia
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Now that Will Baude has outed me, I thought that perhaps I should tell Lawfare readers that for the last few months I have also been writing on a second blog, called On Labor. My co-blogger is my … Read more »
Okay, guys, I know that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up King James I, but launching fireworks at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day? Very uncool.
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As I’ve noted before, Guy Fawkes Day is a special day for Lawfare readers as it is the only holiday, at least to my knowledge, devoted to the failure of non-state actors to destroy symbols of state power—and to … Read more »
. . .The Senate took action on a host of pending executive branch nominations on Wednesday evening after it passed legislation ending the shutdown. Two dozen civilian executive branch nominations, to be exact, appear to have been confirmed without … Read more »
Courtesy of my office mate, Ross Tilchin, comes this Washington Post piece about a letter Adm. Bill McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, wrote to one Walker Greentree, a 6-year old boy who wanted more information about the … Read more »
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released the following letter and memorandum over the weekend concerning the implementation of the Pay Our Military Act, which was passed in the hours before the shutdown. As the New York Times reported, 400,000 civilian … Read more »
Nine or so months ago, following President Obama’s inaugural address assertion that a “decade of war is now ending,” which came on the heels of Jeh Johnson’s speech about the end of war against al Qaeda and its affiliates, Lawfare … Read more »
This fascinating article summarizes the argument made in a newly published book, Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country.
Both make the case for a merger between the United States and Canada. It turns … Read more »
It isn’t strictly a national security law topic, but I thought I would share my experience in renewing my passport this past week. I returned home from Abu Dhabi on September 21, with a passport that was due to expire … Read more »
The Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), made a lengthy floor statement yesterday on the ongoing government shutdown. Her remarks dedicated a section to the fiasco’s consequences for Intelligence Community personnel, and for the national security of … Read more »
I had an interesting exchange on Twitter this morning with Glenn Greenwald about his description of me as a “virulent NSA defender.” He has now posted the following update to the post in question, which I’m sure will amuse some … Read more »
This is very good news. From the White House the other day:
Today, President Barack Obama nominated David Jeremiah Barron to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
“David Jeremiah Barron has displayed exceptional dedication to
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My Brookings colleague and occasional collaborator John Villasenor wrote in to flag a piece he’s co-authored on the important topic of counterfeit electronics.
National security discussions often focus on identifying—and hopefully countering—threats posed by those who would launch
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For those interested in arguments about international law and possible military intervention in Syria, I highly recommend great essays by two authors from the United Kingdom (as readers may recall, the UK government recently released a position paper justifying possible … Read more »
In 1948, E.B. White penned a little essay that would become a little book. “The city,” he wrote, “is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment … Read more »