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The Frenemy Press on Ben Emmerson’s Statement

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Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM

As Ben and Gregory McNeal posted earlier, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights, Ben Emmerson, issued this statement on March 14 after a three-day visit to Pakistan, in which he concluded that U.S. drone strikes are, in the Pakistani government’s eyes, “a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and that . . .
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9/11 Case: Defense Lawyers May Visit Detention Facility, Investigate Conditions

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Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9:55 AM

. . . . but only in 12-hour increments, according to The Chicago Tribune.  Judge Pohl’s order (which is not yet available to the public) apparently rejected the defense’s bid for a 48-hour sleepover at Camp Seven.  From the Tribune piece: MIAMI (Reuters) – Lawyers defending the Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks can visit . . .
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Anonymous Hacks U.S. Sentencing Commission Website, Declares “War” on U.S. Government

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8:57 AM

That’s the cyber news from Mashable.com.  From the site’s report—which elsewhere says the attack was intended as retaliation for the prosecution of Aaron Swartz:  The hacktivist group Anonymous hacked the US federal sentencing website early Saturday, using the page to make a brazen and boisterous declaration of “war” on the U.S. government. The group claims mysterious code-based . . .
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The Hackers of Damascus

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM

You can probably tell that I’m catching up on my reading tonight!  My other offering is this fascinating article on The Hackers of Damascus.  For those who are warriors in our readership, the article offers a detailed description of the moves and counter-moves in cyberspace that are part of the conflict between Assad and the . . .
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Another Death at Guantanamo

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Monday, September 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Here’s Reuters on the story. Here’s Josh Gerstein in Politico.

The War in Syria and LOAC: Some Key Issues

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Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

[Update: a responsive post from ICRC’s Daniel Cahen is here, and ones from Kevin Heller and Gabor Rona are here and here] Many papers and sites are today highlighting the fact that the ICRC has stated publicly that circumstances in Syria in general (as opposed to a few localized hotspots) constitute armed conflict, subject to LOAC/IHL. . . .
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NSA Helps Banks Protect Against Cyber Attacks

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 5:16 AM

Reuters has an interesting story about the NSA helping U.S. banks defend against foreign cyber attacks by providing them with “technical expertise.” According to the article, the NSA has already been helping NASDAQ protect against hackers. The government appears to consider the the threat of cyber attack against the nation’s financial infrastructure to be serious enough . . .
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The Next Wikileaks Bombshell: Gitmo?

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Friday, December 10, 2010 at 6:22 AM

You have to read to the bottom of Charlie Savage’s New York Times story on Attorney General Holder’s letter to get to this bit: Meanwhile, officials were bracing for the possibility that WikiLeaks may release yet another cache of leaked United States government documents — this set pertaining to Guantánamo detainees. After a Reuters article . . .
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Did Monday’s Drone Strike Hit a Mere “Building” or a Mosque?

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:37 AM

There are several reports circulating in the media concerning Monday’s drone strike in Pakistan, the one said to have killed a group of men from Germany linked to recent warnings of an impending attack in Europe. Interestingly, they are inconsistent regarding the nature of the building the missiles struck. Melissa Eddy’s AP report appearing in the . . .
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