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Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Entering the Third Decade of Cyber Threats: Toward Greater Clarity in Cyberspace

The U.S. and its allies have embraced a deterrence-based approach combined with a high degree of ambiguity regarding questions of law and policy in cyberspace. But this ambiguity undermines attempts to develop clear binding norms for state conduct in cyberspace.

Congress

Livestream: HPSCI Hearing on the National Security Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media and Deepfakes

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will host a hearing entitled "The National Security Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and ‘Deepfakes’" at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. A video of the hearing is available below.

Podcasts

Rational Security: The 'Utterly Shaneless' Edition

Shane is off gallivanting elsewhere, so we wiped our bitter tears and did a show without him. Sophia Yan—yes, that Sophia Yan—phoned in from a Chinese airport on her way to Hong Kong to talk about ongoing protests and violence in that city. Kamala Harris urged the indictment of President Trump after he leaves office. And Pete Buttigieg gave a foreign policy speech.

Documents

Committees in the House of Representatives Have Released Drafts of the F2020 NDAA and Defense Authorization Bill

On June 11, the House Armed Services Committee released its draft of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2020 fiscal year (H.R. 2500). The committee’s summary states that the proposed bill focuses on addressing threats to the United States by authorizing a defense system that is “inclusive, accountable, and responsible in the management of its resources.” The proposal authorizes defense spending up to $733 billion dollars.

Documents

Trump Exerts Executive Privilege Over Census Materials

The Department of Justice has informed the House Oversight and Reform Committee that President Trump has exerted executive privilege over certain documents subpoenaed by the committee regarding the administration's decision to include a question about U.S. citizenship in the 2020 census. The letter can be read here and below. 

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