Christopher Mirasola is a JD/MPP candidate at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government, where he studies America's strategic posture in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to graduate school he worked in mainland China for over two years, much of that time focused on the Chinese legal system. Chris is currently an Executive Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and has held a legal internship at the Naval War College and Department of Defense Office of General Counsel (International Affairs).
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After weeks of speculation and a highly public interview process, President-elect Donald Trump has selected current Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be named Secretary of State.
Secretary of State: Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson
Fresh from a week full of controversial diplomatic moves regarding China, President-elect Donald Trump announced another two appointments for key national security positions: Retired Brigadier General John Kelly for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China.
As Ben noted, earlier today the White House released a report on the legal and policy frameworks guiding the use of military force and related nation security operations. The document, as Ben puts it “the closest thing the administration has ever produced” to a comprehensive account of its legal views. Below is a detailed summary of the report.
Part One: Key Frameworks Related to the Use of Military Force Overseas