On April 26, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declassified a Nov. 18, 2020, ruling issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The decision grants the U.S. government’s request for approval to continue collecting information on non-U.S. persons in order to acquire foreign intelligence information under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Vishnu Kannan is a '20-'21 James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously, he was a research intern in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution and at Lawfare. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he majored in International Relations, Political Theory and Economics.
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What did the candidates have to say about national security issues?
On Wednesday, USA Today hosted the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle, moderated by Susan Page.
While debates are often chaotic, Tuesday’s was particularly so. Although it is difficult to extract substantive highlights, we've tried to present exchanges that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. It won't be perfect, though we do hope it's helpful.
As always, these excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.
What should be done in a post-Trump world to restore the rule of law?
How did outlets in India and China cover the border skirmishes?
We’ve combed through the transcript from the eleventh debate to present the national security-related exchanges. These excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.