Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 4:21 PM

President Donald Trump said the U.S. should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights territory, upending decades of U.S. policy, the New York Times reports.

In the wake of a terrorist attack that killed 50 people, New Zealand banned military-style semi automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the attack, the Times details.

Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller said in internal memos that President Trump’s troop deployment on the U.S.-Mexico border posed “unacceptable risk” to Marine Corps solvency and readiness, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The chief of staff to Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-declared interim president, was detained by a Venezuelan government intelligence unit, the Washington Post reports.

Former President of Brazil Michel Temer was arrested in connection to a corruption probe investigating the construction of a nuclear power plant complex, according to Reuters.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Max Smeets discussed the need to replace cyberspace redlines with determinations of acceptable adversary action.

Peter Margulies examined the Supreme Court decision in Nielsen v. Preap on mandatory detention of immigrants.

Mieke Eoyang, Ben Freeman, Ryan Pougiales and Benjamin Wittes shared the latest data from their series on public confidence in government on national security issues.

Rachel Brown and Preston Lim summarized recent developments in U.S.-China trade talks, U.S. attempts to limit Huawei 5G deployment and more.

Jen Patja Howell shared a new episode of Rational Security featuring conversation between Scott Anderson, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Shane Harris and Benjamin Wittes on distinguishing between domestic and international terrorism, Trump administration action against the International Criminal Court and more.

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