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The Lawfare Podcast: Scott R. Anderson on the Past, the Present, and the Future of the 2002 AUMF

The 2002 Iraq AUMF authorized the invasion of Iraq and a variety of U.S. military activities since then, and a large bipartisan group of senators and representatives have decided it's time for it to go away. A repeal bill was passed by the House and is awaiting action in the Senate, but we don't know if there's going to be time for that action before the Senate adjourns.

Department of Defense

Defense Department Releases Zero Trust Strategy

On Nov. 22, the U.S. Department of Defense released their Zero Trust Strategy, a new approach to countering cyberattacks. The new framework employs a “‘never trust, always verify’” mindset, deviating from the Defense Department’s previously used perimeter defense model. The strategy is prompted by the “rapid growth” of offensive cyber threats and aims to fully implement the department-wide model by fiscal year 2027.


The Lawfare Podcast: Neta Crawford on the Pentagon, Climate Change, and War

The United States military was one of the first institutions in government to acknowledge the threat posed by climate change, as well as the science behind it, and yet it remains the largest single energy consumer in the country and the largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter in the world. To talk through this strategic disconnect, Lawfare managing editor Tyler McBrien sat down with Dr.


The Lawfare Podcast: Stephan Haggard on What’s Going on in North Korea

It's been an eventful several weeks on the Korean Peninsula, with a spree of missile tests, the sudden display of a daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the articulation of a remarkably aggressive nuclear doctrine. To go over it all, Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes sat down with Stephan Haggard, the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California San Diego.

Lawfare No Bull

Lawfare No Bull: The Eleventh Circuit Hears Oral Argument in the Trump Mar-a-Lago Case

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Nov. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral argument in the case regarding the storage of classified documents at former president Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and the subsequent seizure of those documents by the Justice Department. Justice Department prosecutors argued the merits of their appeal of District Judge Aileen Cannon’s appointment of a special master to review the seized documents.

Export Controls

What’s in the Commerce Department’s Recent Export Controls on Technology Bound for China?

The Commerce Department’s Oct. 7 export controls aim to restrict China’s access to advanced semiconductors, supercomputers, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to prevent the Chinese government from using these items for weapons of mass destruction, military modernization, and surveillance.


The Lawfare Podcast: Roger Parloff with Oath Keeper Closing Arguments

For the last 29 days, Roger Parloff, Lawfare senior editor, has been sitting in on the Oath Keeper trial in Washington. The trial is now done, the jury has the case, and Roger joined Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes to talk about it. Which charges are likely to stick, and which ones seem weak? How did the various defendants do when they took the stand to defend themselves? And what kind of verdict do we expect when the jury eventually comes back?

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