William Ford

William Ford holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from the College of the Holy Cross, where he majored in international studies. He is a former research intern at Lawfare and at the Brookings Institution.

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Congress on U.S. Policy Toward Syria and Turkey: An Overview of Recent Hearings

It has been almost three weeks since the president ordered the precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from northeast Syria. The move allowed the Turkish military and its proxies to swiftly invade the area, setting off a cascade of events that has forced America’s Syrian-Kurdish partners to strike a deal with the Assad regime, exposed Kurdish soldiers and civilians to a barrage of attacks, enabled more than 100 ISIS fighters to escape Kurdish detention facilities, and facilitated the growth of Russian and Iranian influence in the region.

The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Armed Services Committee's Future of Defense Task Force will hold its inaugural hearing on theories of victory. The task force will hear testimony from Michele Flournoy, the co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, and Jim Talent, the co-chair of the Reagan Institute Task Force.

The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, October 21, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.: The Reiss Center on Law and Security will host a discussion on the role of Congress in national security and foreign affairs with Representatives Will Hurd, Andy Kim and Elissa Slotkin. More details can be found here.

Congress

The House Judiciary Committee’s FISA Oversight Hearing: An Overview

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Sept. 18 on oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), examining specifically whether to reauthorize four provisions of the act set to expire in December. One could be forgiven for missing the hearing amidst the deluge of news this week.