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Has Lawfare changed? It turns out quite a few people think so, judging both by the private messages that have been coming to the founders of the site (me, Jack, and Ben) and by the post that Brett Max Kaufman put up at Just Security earlier today. The perceived change pleases some and disappoints others.
If you've noticed any slowness in Lawfare's performance this morning, the reason is another denial of service attacks.
Dan Byman offers tips for writing more effectively for policy audiences.
The fifth in a series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Offices will take place on February 17th, when Jack Goldsmith will interview Orde Kittrie on his new book, Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War along with Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.).
Lawfare Readers of the East Coast: You're snowed in. Here's your chance to catch up on stories you may have missed in thus far in 2016.
Willy Stern has an interesting essay at the Weekly Standard about “Dabla,” the Israeli Defense Force’s elite operational lawyers. The thrust of the story is because these lawyers ensure that IDF soldiers stay far on the good side of legality, and are especially cautious with regard to civilian casualties, it is perverse that a “powerful coalition of self-righteous journalists, pro-Palestinian NGOs, left-leaning academics, biased human rights organizations, and … the United Nations … routinely accuse the IDF of perpetrating war crimes.” But what the story really shows is that Israel has not figured out how to play and win at Lawfare.
Fair warning: On Monday morning, Lawfare will look different---very different.
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