Matthew Kahn

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Matthew Kahn is an associate editor of Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution.

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counterterrorism

Document: Trump Revokes Obama Executive Order on Counterterrorism Strike Casualty Reporting

On Wednesday, President Trump issued an executive order revoking an Obama administration order that created reporting requirements for U.S. counterterrorism strikes. Read the full order below.

Executive Order on Revocation of Reporting Requirement

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Homeland Security

Livestream: Secretary Neilsen Testifies Before House Homeland Security Committee

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is scheduled to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The testimony marks her first appearance before a House panel during the 116th Congress. Read Nielsen’s opening statement and watch the live feed of the testimony. 

Executive Power

Documents: Cummings Request for Documents Related to Security Clearance Processes and White House Response

On March 1, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent the following letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone requesting documents related to the White House’s security clearance process in light of news reports that the president personally granted a top-secret clearance to Jared Kushner over the objections of security officials. Cipollone's response is below. 

Cummings Request