R. Taj Moore

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R. Taj Moore is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Harvard National Security Journal. He was co-director of the National Security Research Committee at the law school. He has previously interned at the Department of Defense. Before law school, he worked as a Scoville Fellow at the Stimson Center. He graduated from Brown University in 2011 with an A.B. in Political Science.

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District Court Opinion in Al Odah v. United States

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted the government’s motion to dismiss Fawzi Khalid Abdullah Fahad Al Odah’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and declaratory judgment in a 21-page opinion issued on August 3.

Al Odah has been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2002. He was arrested by Pakistani border guards in Afghanistan and then transferred to U.S. custody.

Secrecy & Leaks

The Tanking of US-German Relations: A Recent History in Links

If you've been focused the last few weeks on ISIS, on Gaza, on the Iran deal, or on the Afghan elections, you might have missed the precipitous decline of U.S.-German relations that is taking place before our eyes---a decline that is occurring almost entirely because of disagreements over intelligence matters. Russell Miller published a lengthy summary of a conference he organized on the subject in Freiburg.