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Lawfare Analysis of the PRG Report: A Summary

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:36 AM

On December 18, the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology released its much anticipated report, Liberty and Security in a Changing World. Tomorrow, President Obama will give a major speech on intelligence reform, announcing which recommendations he means to accept and what he plans both to do himself and to ask of Congress. . . .
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Too Much and Too Little

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Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

With the release of the Report and Recommendations of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies reporters and commentators have scrambled to make sense of the 308 pages of relatively arcane and often vague language.  In doing so many have missed the forest for the trees and equally often, confused those recommendations that . . .
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Lawfare Podcast Episode #49: A Panel at NYU on “Law and Strategy in the Executive Branch”

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Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

On Tuesday, NYU’s Center on Law and Security held a day-long conference on “Law and Strategy in an Era of Evolving Threats.” I have already posted the video of the sessions, but one of them, in particular, struck me as worth podcasting too. It focused on “Law and Strategy in the Executive Branch” and featured an array . . .
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Keith Gerver on Yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Keith Gerver writes in with the following account of yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, which seems to have tracked closely some recent arguments on Lawfare: The recent debate between Bobby, Jack, Ben, and Matt, on the one hand, and Steve and Jennifer Daskal, on the other, over whether Congress should consider a new Authorization for . . .
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing Yesterday

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8:06 AM

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday held a hearing on “Counterterrorism Policies and Priorities: Addressing the Evolving Threat.” Video is available here. The witnesses, and their prepared statements were: The Honorable Jane Harman (D-CA) Director, President, and CEO (Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives) Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars The Honorable Michael E. Leiter . . .
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WaPo Op-Ed On Leaks and Former Government Officials

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Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

This morning, Paul flagged a Washington Post op-ed by Senators Coats, Rubio and Burr.  The trio’s piece concerns the improper revelation of national security secrets.  As one example, the authors cite the recent disruption, by the CIA and a foreign intelligence service, of a planned airline bombing by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.  The closely-held . . .
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Michael Leiter Resigns

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Michael Leiter, the long-time Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, one of the hardest counterterrorism jobs in the government, has resigned.  President Obama’s statement is here.  

More on the Growing Problem of Extra-AUMF Threats

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Michael Leiter, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, gave an important speech today at CSIS that touched on many topics, including an overview of the foreign and homeland terrorist threat, what the government is doing about it, and how the nation should respond to an attack if it occurs.  In speaking about the growing . . .
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