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DoD Reorganizes its Privacy Office?

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM

I’ve only just now had a chance to take a look at the memorandum from SecDef Hagel reorganizing DoD structures that was issued in December 2013.  He’re’s a copy.  For those following along, the big news back then was the subordination of the Office of Net Assessment to the Undersecretary for Policy. But now that . . .
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DoD Special Envoy for Gitmo Closure Named: Paul Lewis

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

The Pentagon has just announced the new DoD special envoy for Guantanamo closure: Paul Lewis. Secretary Hagel Announces Appointment to Key Defense Post Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced the appointment of Paul M. Lewis to the position of Special Envoy for Guantanamo closure. This announcement reflects the Department’s commitment to implementing the President’s directive to . . .
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Chuck Hagel on the Pay Our Military Act

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Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM

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 employees of the Department of Defense have been recalled this week. The memorandum explains that the employees are those “whose responsibilities provide . . .
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Is the “Covert Action” in Syria Actually a Covert Action?

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I have noted how openly the United States has been leaking information about its covert action to support moderate Syrian rebels – from its inception through the supposed recent ramp-up.  I notice via a post by Marcy Wheeler that the ostensible covert action was discussed openly and explicitly by senior Executive branch officials – the . . .
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DOD Responds–Cryptically–to CCR Hunger Strike Letter

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

See this letter from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Lietzau, on behalf of Secretary Hagel… At bottom, it seems increasingly clear that there are two very different accounts out there about what’s happening on the ground at Guantánamo–that provided by detainee counsel, and that provided by the government.  Hopefully, Judge Hogan’s April 15 hearing in al-Madhwani will help . . .
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SecDef Names Interim Convening Authority For Military Commissions

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:04 PM

So we learn from this announcement, released this afternoon by the Department of Defense: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has designated Honorable Paul L. Oostburg Sanz to serve as the convening authority for military commissions. Mr. Oostburg Sanz is currently the general counsel of the Department of the Navy and will serve as convening authority . . .
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