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Carrie Cordero Compiles Alarm-Sounding Sequestration Comments

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with the following useful compilation of administration warnings about the effects of sequestration on national security: One might think it would have been better to start with Senator Tom Coburn’s infamous Wastebook when looking for places to trim the deficit. (Great . . .
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A Moment of Zen from Yesterday’s Hearing

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:39 AM

The thing kind of speaks for itself: Rep. Louie Gohmert: Thank you Mr. Chairman, and this is an exceedingly important topic. We do appreciate your being here today. Obviously the Justice Department folks are busy doing something more important than having oversight. I wish that they didn’t need it. All of these issues are deeply . . .
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Upcoming Brookings Events

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I want to highlight these upcoming events at Brookings of potential interest to our readers in the D.C. area: Is there a Widening Sunni-Shia Schism? February 22, 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST, Saul/Zilkha Rooms An upswing in sectarian violence in Pakistan, Bahrain and elsewhere in recent months highlights the historic tensions, and contemporary . . .
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The Regulatory Provisions of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 4:24 PM

When I was younger, I didn’t like to eat my peas.  So I always put them off for last, but eventually, I’d realize that it was something I had to do and … just do it. I feel a little like that in writing about Title I of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 – the . . .
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The Growing Problem of Extra-AUMF Threats

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Nine years after it was enacted in response to the September 11 attacks, the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) remains the primary basis for detaining and targeting terrorists who threaten the United States.  The AUMF, however, authorizes force only against the “nations, organizations, or persons” connected to the 9/11 attacks.  In its first filing . . .
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