Trump can exercise his right to decertify the Iran deal due to policy considerations, not material breach, thanks to Congress.
On the morning of October 13, the Heritage Foundation will host three intelligence agency chiefs to discuss Section 702 reauthorization. Watch the livestream here.
The Supreme Court’s vacatur concludes Trump v. IRAP without spectacle.
As the lower courts take up the new challenges to President Trump’s September 24 proclamation, there is one argument that they should not accept: national security exceptionalism.
Militants in Afghanistan released an American woman and her Canadian husband, who had been held hostage for five years, according to the New York Times. The hostage-takers captured Caitlan Coleman and Josh Boyle while the couple was hiking in a military stronghold near Kabul, Afghanistan. Coleman, who was pregnant at the time, gave birth to three children while in captivity.
On Tuesday, Emma Kohse and Benjamin Wittes published their incisive comments on our Brookings Report, entitled “Presidential Obstruction of Justice: The Case of Donald J. Trump.” Kohse and Wittes note many points of agreement with our report, but they also write:
RSVP to join us this evening at the Russell Senate Office Building from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., when Benjamin Wittes interviews Tim Edgar about his new book, "Beyond Snowden."
It’s far more grave than one compromised NSA contractor.
Trump's focus on the Iran deal misses the bigger issue: the need for a U.S. strategy to persuade Tehran to play a constructive role in the region.
Israeli hackers notified the National Security Agency that it found NSA hacking tools on Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky’s the network, the New York Times reported.
Four Recent International Terrorism Prosecutions Include Benghazi Mastermind Khatallah and Chelsea Bomber
Four international terrorism trials progressed in U.S. courts last week.
A leading GOP senator warns that President Trump risks starting “World War III.” Russia hacks the NSA using popular Russian anti-virus software. And Congress starts the bidding over a key surveillance law. Plus, Shane recalls his own experience with Kaspersky software.
NSPM-7: "Integration, Sharing, and Use of National Security Threat Actor Information to Protect Americans"
Highlights from the White House's recent memorandum on threat actor information.
A president’s words, including his lies, are fully relevant to an assessment of his fitness for office. And, as the Framers appreciated and our history has shown, the leader who is a classic demagogue, pursuing political self-interest with a rhetoric characterized by falsehoods and disparagement, is a grave threat to democracy.
The Cyberlaw Podcast: North Korea’s Chances of Winning a 2040 Gold Medal in Basketball May Be Better than You Think
Richard Danzig, former Navy Secretary and a serious defense and technology thinker, speaks to us about the technology tsunami and what it means for the Pentagon. Among the risks: lots more accidents, some of them catastrophic, and “emergent” interactions among systems that no one predicts or prepares for. He calls for the Department of Defense to spend more time thinking about ways in which our weapons might kill us without any enemy action.
Brookings has issued a detailed report on obstruction of justice and President of Trump. We flag areas of common ground and a few notes of caution.
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck zero in on four recent developments involving law and national security.
Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments
[Editor's note: This piece is the latest installment in a mutli-blog series building on the Fifth Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, as explained in detail here.]
Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict
Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments
Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley said the U.S. has “no risk-free options” regarding North Korea’s nuclear program and called the prospect of war on the Korean peninsula “horrific,” CNN reported. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the U.S. effort against Pyongyang is “diplomatically led” but the U.S. will use military options if diplomacy fails. The U.N.
Remarks of Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, about encryption at the U.S. Naval Academy on Tuesday.