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Understanding the Deeper History of FISA and 702: Charlie Savage's Power Wars on Fiber Optic Cables and Transit Authority

In this post, I want to focus on a narrow slice of Charlie Savage's much-anticipated book Power Wars (published today...go ahead, order it now!), one that might not generate as much attention as the material covering more recent national security law episodes.

Hoover Book Soiree

Invitation to the Hoover Book Soiree: Charlie Savage on "Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency"

The second in a series of our book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place next Tuesday, November 10, when Jack interviews Charlie Savage about his new book, Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency


The Lawfare Podcast: Joby Warrick and William McCants at the Hoover Book Soiree

I was delighted to participate the other day in the first of a new monthly series of Hoover Institution book soirees. This series involves cocktail-hour interviews with the authors of important new national security-oriented books at Hoover's beautiful Washington offices. Jack and I will be conducting the interviews, and the Lawfare Podcast will be carrying the discussion.

The first event, which took place Wednesday, featured my Brookings colleague Will McCants and Joby Warrick of the Washington Post, discussing their important new books on ISIS.

Secrecy: FOIA

SDNY Grants Partial Summary Judgment in NYT/DOJ FOIA Suit Related to CIA Interrogation Program

On Wednesday, SDNY Judge J. Paul Oetken ruled on the New York Times’ and DOJ’s cross-motions for summary judgment in a FOIA suit seeking documents related to federal prosecutor John Durham’s 2008 to 2012 investigation of the CIA’s detainee interrogation program.

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