A primer on the New York Times story about possible changes to the U.S. policy on lethal force.
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In a scathing New York Times op-ed today, Micah Zenko lays into the Trump administration both for maintaining the “counterproductive” and “immoral” counterterrorism policies of its predecessors (particularly those involving the use of military force), and for making the situation worse for nonc
The Intelligence Studies Essay: "After you, Alphonse," or Why Two Different Intelligence Agencies Now Attend National Security Council Meetings, Whether It Matters, and How to Mitigate the Potential Hazards
What impact will we see from President Trump's revised executive order requiring both the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA to participate in National Security Council deliberations?
A recent U.S. News article on “‘Areas of Active Hostilities’: Trump’s Troubling Increases to Obama’s Wars" correctly identifies what could be a very important policy problem, but confuses the issue by focusing on the legal dimension.
I thought a brief backgrounder on the power of the President to appoint and to remove the FBI Director might be in order this morning.
A handy FAQ-style overview of the easily-confused issues associated with the surveillance side of the controversy surrounding HPSCI Chair Devin Nunes.
The indispensable Charlie Savage has just posted the latest iteration of the Trump Administration’s planned Executive Order on detention issues, along with an article placing that draft in context (including helpful insights from Jack Goldsmith and Ryan Goodman).
Still no music, but Steve Vladeck and I have posted Episode 2 of our new National Security Law Podcast, “If You Thought That Last Executive Order Was Controversial…”
In it, we discuss President Trump’s new Executive Order on immigration, last weekend’s use of military force in Yemen, and . . . our predictions for the Super Bowl and President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court (we recorded yesterday afternoon; Steve's predictions are better than mine, it turns out).
What the ground operation conducted by SEAL Team Six in Yemen this weekend can tell us about the Trump administration's legal and policy approach to counterterrorism going forward.
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