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Conor Friedersdorf Peeks at My Ideology

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Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Over at the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf takes a peek at my ideology in response to my critique of the Washington Post’s recent story on NSA collection of email contact lists overseas. I’m glad he did. Without this story, I might not know what I believe: Wittes isn’t just saying that the benefits of revealing this information are . . .
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Allan Friedman on the NSA and Contingency Planning

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8:29 AM

My Brookings colleague Allan Friedman, an expert on cybersecurity, has this essay on the Atlantic‘s web site: In the coming weeks, Congress and the civilian defense leadership will have to ask a lot of questions about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, and how to reconcile them with privacy concerns. But they will also have to . . .
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Why Do Women Hate Drones—And Men Love Them?

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM

The Atlantic has an interesting article out about a new Pew poll showing a striking gender gap internationally in attitude towards drone strikes. As Atlantic writer Alexis Madrigal puts it, Women were much less likely to approve of “the United States conducting missile strikes from pilotless aircraft called drones to target extremists in countries such . . .
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A Call for Reader Input: Expanding the Disposition Matrix App

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Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Last week, my Brookings colleague Daniel Byman and I released our fun little Disposition Matrix App–on The Atlantic‘s web site. The rather surprising response—who knew that so many Americans were anticipating catching citizen terrorists and needing to figure out how to process them?—has made me start toying with the idea of expanding the flowchart beyond citizens. . . .
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How to Handle a Citizen Terrorist? We Have an App for That

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Ever caught a U.S. citizen you suspected of terrorism, and not known what to do with him? We have an app for you. Sorry, you can’t yet download it for your iPhone—yet—but our Disposition Matrix App is now live over at The Atlantic. For the past several months, we have been working on a very . . .
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Cohen and Judge Young On Bringing a Federal Court to GTMO for the 9/11 Case

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Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Speaking of national security issues that seemed to have dropped off of the public’s radar screen, this headline beckons the reader to an article in The Atlantic, written by Andrew Cohen and posted over the weekend: Why not try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by video? A noted terror trial judge has a bright idea on how . . .
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Charles Krauthammer and Conor Friedersdorf Reveal How Little they Know About Domestic Drones

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

As Raffaela noted earlier, Atlantic blogger Conor Friedersdorf has written in praise (sort of) of conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer for the latter’s opposition to domestic drones. I would consider this a heartwarming example of a cross-ideological meeting of the minds, except that meeting takes place on particularly ignorant ground. If this sort of paranoia is . . .
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Andrew Cohen on the 1022 Implementation Procedures

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Over at The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen offers this analysis of President Obama’s implementation procedures for Section 1022 of the NDAA. Cohen generously sites and quotes my post explaining the procedures, but he goes on to take issue with my characterization of them as “not a breach of faith with Congress”: Wittes may not believe the newly stated . . .
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No, the NDAA Does Not Give Unreviewable Discretion to Detain

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I always read what Conor Friedersdorf has to say over at the Atlantic.  He’s thoughtful and focused on the merits, and offers an important libertarian perspective on matters including the NDAA debate.  I do think his most recent post is way, way off the mark, however. In a post titled “Congress Is Poised to Let . . .
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Hirsh on the Obama Administration and Small-Footprint/Low-Visibility Counterterrorism

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Friday, May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Michael Hirsh (National Journal) has a very interesting piece today at the Atlantic (online that is, not sure if this is going into print as well).  Here’s a key slice of it: Obama has also demonstrated a take-no-prisoners ruthlessness (literally) that has surprised even some inside the intelligence community. Whether it is because Obama simply . . .
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Reiterating My Question for Jeffrey Goldberg

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Two weeks ago, I posted a question for Atlantic blogger Jeffrey Goldberg in light of some remarks he made to Nick Baumann of Mother Jones objecting to the targeting of Anwar Al Aulaqi. Goldberg had expressed admiration for the pure civil libertarian view of the matter, but like most people who express this view, he . . .
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