A new bill would give Congress a more central role in shaping the scope of U.S. counterterrorism operations.
Scott R. Anderson is a David M. Rubenstein fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and as the legal advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
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An update on a Freedom of Information Act request.
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