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Charles Taylor Goes to Jail in Britain: The Backstory

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia who was convicted of war crimes in 2012 by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, arrived in Britain yesterday to begin a 50-year prison term in a British jail.  In June 2006, after Taylor was expelled from Nigeria under U.S. pressure and turned over to the SCSL, Tony . . .
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We are all Cybervictims now ….

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM

This from Secretary Clinton in China: I also raised the growing threat of cyber attacks that are occurring on an increasing basis. Both the United States and China are victims of cyber attacks. Intellectual property, commercial data, [and] national security information [are] being targeted. This is an issue of increasing concern to the business community . . .
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State Department Hackers?

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:08 AM

The Associated Press is reporting that, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says U.S. cyber experts hacked al-Qaeda propaganda online in Yemen, changing ads that bragged about killing Americans into ads that showed the death toll of al-Qaeda attacks against Yemenis. Clinton says the cyberattack was launched by State Department specialists who patrol the Web . . .
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State Department Raises Counterterrorism Office to Bureau Level

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

The State Department announced today that the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism has been upgraded to bureau level and renamed the Bureau of Counterterrorism (press briefing and fact sheet). Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, who leads the office (now bureau), announced the change and described the bureau’s new role: The mission of the new bureau will . . .
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Haji Mali Khan, Haqqani’s Senior Commander, Captured in Afghanistan

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 4:25 PM

CNN is reporting that Haji Mali Khan, the senior commander of the Afghan Haqqani insurgent group, was captured in a joint Afghan-NATO operation on Tuesday (the announcement of his capture was delayed until today because of difficulties confirming his identity). Khan is the uncle of Siraj and Badruddin Haqqani, the two brothers who run the . . .
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Liveblogging Session 7: Keynote Address of New York Times Reporter Charlie Savage

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM

The Keynote Address begins with a brief introduction from Jack. He notes that one thing extraordinary about Savage is his ability to extract information from government officials and the clarity with which he can describe and discuss complicated legal issues. He then hands over the podium to Savage. Savage begins by noting the slight awkwardness . . .
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Constitutional Interpretation Depends on Where You Sit and When You Act

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Friday, March 18, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Michael Stransky’s email led me to reread the questions Charlie Savage asked Senators Obama and Clinton in late 2007.  The question and answers are worth considering in full.  Savage asked: In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?  (Specifically, what about the . . .
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Democrat Views of Unilateral Presidential War Power During Bush Years

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM

In anticipation of the growing likelihood of some form of U.S. intervention in Libya, Michael Stransky of the Senate Republican Policy Committee this afternoon circulated an impish collection of Bush-era views by senior Obama administration and congressional Democratic officials “concerning the proper Congressional role in debating the use of aggressive war-like actions against the territory . . .
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Cartel Violence and U.S. National Security

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 6:18 PM

For several years now, Mexico has been plagued by horrific violence associated with drug-trafficking cartels.  Some parts of the country are relatively unaffected.  Other areas suffer appalling levels of violence, particularly along the northern border where cartels compete for control over regions that are valuable both as plazas (i.e., transhipment corridors) and as local distribution markets in . . .
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