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Tag Archives: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

Two Things I Don’t Understand

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Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

1.  How are the hopeful suggestions by the Obama administration (including the President) that the armed conflict against Al Qaeda and affiliates may be winding down (or should be ended) consistent with reports about (a) the growing strength of al Qaeda affiliates (in Iraq, Syria, and North Africa, among other places) and (b) the closing this weekend of several . . .
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Need to Dodge a Drone? Here are 22 Al Qaeda Tips

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Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Yesterday, the AP released an English translation of what appears to be a 2011 Al Qaeda tip sheet.  (AP journalists evidently found the document in Timbuktu.)  Its author, AQAP senior commander Abdullah bin Mohammed, catalogs twenty-two handy methods by which Al Qaeda fighters can avoid unwanted drone-watching and drone-whacking. Some of his guidance amounts to . . .
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AQIM and the Idea of a “Threat to the Homeland” Test

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

As is now familiar to everyone, rather difficult questions arise when we discuss the scope of the AUMF, the current scope of “al Qaeda,” the meaning of “associated forces,” and the circumstances under which the president may have inherent authority to use force in national self-defense against extra-AUMF threats.  Under those general headings, today’s Pentagon press briefing included some . . .
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Hoover Task Force Short Essays on “Second Term Challenges at the Intersection of National Security and Law”

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law is releasing a series of short essays entitled “Second Term Challenges at the Intersection of National Security and Law.” The task force, of which I and several other Lawfare contributors are members, is headed by Hoover’s Peter Berkowitz, who describes the project as follows: As Barack Obama . . .
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Jeh Johnson Speech at the Oxford Union

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Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

At this hour, Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson is giving the following speech at the Oxford Union in England: “The Conflict Against Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: How Will It End?” Jeh Charles Johnson General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense at the Oxford Union, Oxford University[1] November 30, 2012 Thank you for inviting . . .
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Ashley Deeks Comments on US Military Advisers in Africa and AQIM News Stories

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Further to Bobby’s and my posts on news reports of US government discussions around ways to address groups such as AQIM taking root in Africa – including discussion of US military and intelligence advisers, among other policy alternatives – Ashley Deeks (who has just joined the UVA law faculty) sends us this note: I read . . .
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Washington Post Adds to Report on US Pursuing Force Options Against AQIM in Africa

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Bobby posted a day ago about an important Wall Street Journal news story talking about the US government considering options for pursuing an increasing active and dangerous branch-franchise-affiliate of Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). They include drone strikes, increased cooperation with local governments, and peacekeeping missions.  It is a very important . . .
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