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A Different Take on Zero Dark Thirty

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ritika already posted about AEI’s panel yesterday on Zero Dark Thirty, along with a link to the video of the proceedings. Given the composition of the panel, one can hardly be surprised by overall tenor of the AEI conversation (which is well summarized in this Slate story). Separating “fact” from “fiction,” indeed. At the same time, . . .
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AEI Event on Zero Dark Thirty

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

The American Enterprise Institute held an event yesterday entitled “Watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ with the CIA: Separating fact from fiction.” According to the event description, the discussion centered around some of the following questions: Just how accurate is Bigelow’s depiction of enhanced interrogation techniques? Did intelligence from detainees really play a critical role in leading . . .
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The Difference Between Military Commissions and the ACA

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM

In his response to Andrea Prasow, Ben suggests that, in continuing to object to military commissions that have been blessed by two Congresses and both the Bush and Obama Administrations, “Human Rights Watch sound[s] a bit like conservatives will sound if—a few years from now—they are still refusing to accept that the Obama health care . . .
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Marc Thiessen Asks. I Answer

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Over at the AEIdeas blog, Marc Thiessen asks derisively: “Why is the ACLU suiting Panetta, Petraus over Awlaki Killing—But Not President Obama?” He writes: if it’s accountability they want, then why isn’t President Obama a defendant in the suit? After all, a recent New York Times story which reported leaked classified details of the drone . . .
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Cully Stimson on the Majid Khan Plea

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Before the terms of Majid Khan’s plea deal emerged, some conservatives were preemptively outraged by its reported terms. Marc Thiessen denounced as “astounding” what he called  “The idea that the Obama administration would release this murderous man from Guantanamo Bay. . . .” With the full details of the plea deal now out there, the tone . . .
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Marc Thiessen on a Perry-Romney National Security Debate

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 6:59 AM

I often disagree with Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen, but this column strikes me as right on. Thiessen bewails the lack of serious debate in the Republican primaries on national security issues, and he suggests a series of questions the candidates should address. While the specific questions he proposes reveal his own views, and his own . . .
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Marc Thiessen Responds

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Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6:45 AM

The other day, in response to this column by Marc Thiessen suggesting that Obama should bring more high-value detainees to Guantanamo, I wondered whether Thiessen really understood the gravity of what he was suggesting. Lawfare readers will be relieved to learn that he does.  

Does Marc Thiessen Know What He’s Suggesting?

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Monday, February 21, 2011 at 11:24 PM

In a column today in the Washington Post, Marc Thiessen suggests that it’s time for Obama to revitalize Guantanamo: In fact, Obama administration is quietly beginning to ramp up operations at Guantanamo. While White House officials continue to assert that the president is committed to closing the facility, their actions speak otherwise. President Obama barely . . .
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Misreading My Views on Commissions

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Over at the Huffington Post and again at Human Rights First’s blog, Raha Wala (Law and Security Fellow, Georgetown) argues that I am arm-in-arm with Marc Thiessen and Andy McCarthy in “declaring victory” over the administration’s decision to allow commissions to again move forward.  Wala writes: Meanwhile, Robert Chesney, who has not typically been a vocal . . .
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The Gap Between the Public’s and the Government’s View of the Terrorism Threat

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Marc Thiessen has taken a lot of heat for this argument in the course of defending TSA screening procedures: Can any of us imagine the debate we’ve had in recent weeks unfolding in the days immediately following Sept. 11, 2001?  Can any of us imagine the debate we’ve had in recent weeks unfolding in the days . . .
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A Thought Experiment for Article III Skeptics

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Friday, October 15, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Everyone seems to have very strong views about where to try KSM. I don’t. I think there’s a defensible case for trying him in a military commission. I think there’s a defensible case for trying him in a civilian court. I think there’s a defensible case for some creative hybrid arrangement. And as I argued . . .
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Marc Thiessen on “Holder’s Terror Trial Catastrophe”

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM

I disagree with a great deal in this oped and don’t mean to pick every nit I could find in it. But it is worth answering some of Marc Thiessen’s major points, as they have a way of distilling and reinforcing the Right’s conventional wisdom. “If President Obama needed a clarifying moment to help him decide . . .
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