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Fresh Out of NCTC Office, Matthew Olsen Speaks at Harvard Law School

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Matthew Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, stopped by Harvard Law School last week to offer his perspective on the changing nature of the terrorist threat. After giving a brief primer on the origins and goals of ISIL, Olsen tackled thornier questions: what is the United States’s strategy for dealing with ISIL and other . . .
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New Lawfare Contributing Editors: Orin Kerr, Gabriella Blum, and Ingrid Wuerth

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I’m delighted to announce three new additions to Lawfare‘s masthead. Orin Kerr, whose first post ran this morning, is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and is a nationally recognized Fourth Amendment scholar and expert in computer crime law. Many Lawfare readers already know his excellent blogging over . . .
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David Barron Nominated to the First Circuit Court of Appeals

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:34 AM

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 the legal profession through his work, and I am honored to nominate him to serve the . . .
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Readings: Gabriella Blum, ‘The Individualization of War: From Collectivism to Individualism in the Regulation of Armed Conflicts’

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Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Harvard Law School professor Gabriella Blum has posted a book chapter to SSRN, “The Individualization of War: From Collectivism to Individualization in the Regulation of Warfare,” appearing in Sarat, Douglas, Umphrey, eds., Law and War (Stanford UP 2013 forthcoming).  This chapter is an important step in a long-running project Gabby Blum has been pursuing on the . . .
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Letter in Support of Brennan Nomination

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I’m pleased to report that a group of former Obama Administration lawyers (including yours truly) has just submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a letter expressing our strong support for John Brennan’s nomination to be Director of the CIA.  As the letter states, in his current capacity as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, . . .
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Readings: David Skeel on Religion and the US Military

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

University of Pennsylvania law professor David Skeel has an important opinion piece in the December 28, 2012 Wall Street Journal on the role of religion in the US military, “The Military Balance of Faith and Freedom: A West Point cadet resigns over religiosity at the Academy, but other cadets have rights, too.” (For those of . . .
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Emerging Law of Detention–A Further Update

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I have resisted linking to the latest updates to Bobby, Larkin, and my paper–The Emerging Law of Detention 2.0: The Guantanamo Habeas Cases as Lawmaking–because the redesign of the Brookings web site temporarily messed up a bunch of the links and some of the formatting. Those issues have now been resolved, so I’m pleased to . . .
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Cybersecurity Wiki: Introduction and Call for Assistance

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Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society has developed a Cybersecurity Wiki that is designed to be a curated, comprehensive, evolving, and interactive collection of resources for researchers (not just legal researchers), technologists, policy-makers, judges, students, and others interested in cybersecurity issues, broadly conceived.  The general aim of the wiki is to collect in one place, and . . .
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John Brennan’s Remarks at HLS-Brookings Conference

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Friday, September 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Here is the prepared text, released by the White House, of John Brennan’s speech at the Harvard Law School-Brookings conference now under way in Cambridge. I will post video, including of the very interesting Q&A, as soon as I can: Remarks of John O. Brennan – As Prepared for Delivery Assistant to the President for . . .
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Mark Martins Speech at Harvard

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Last Monday Harvard Law School conferred its medal of freedom on one of its graduates, General Mark Martins, Commander of the Rule of Law Field Force -Afghanistan.  The Harvard National Security Journal has just posted the speech, with slides, that General Martins gave for the occasion.  It is a terrific speech, covering a wide range . . .
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Cloud Computing and National Security Law

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Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8:08 AM

That is the title of a new report by the National Security Research Group, a student student-run organization at Harvard Law School devoted to analyzing concrete national security legal problems in ways that might be useful to national security practitioners.  The NSRG’s cloud computing study has an admirably clear description of what cloud computing is; . . .
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