This morning, Emily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine wrote a thoughtful profile of Lawfare: “How a Wonky National-Security Blog Hit the Big Time.” The piece reflects some of the wild year we’ve had at Lawfare, as our writers have grappled with what President Trump’s campaign, election, and administration mean for hard national security choices.
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Lawfare would like to apologize for the delay in our military commissions coverage this week. As our readers know, we rely on transcripts provided by the Office of Military Commissions to provide our coverage. Unfortunately, the transcripts posted for this week’s hearings in the USS Cole case are only available for Monday and Wednesday, with the transcripts for Tuesday’s and Thursday’s hearings leading to 404 error pages.
The Hoover Institution is looking for its next National Security and Law Associate, the position currently occupied by Jane Chong. The work includes extensive writing and editing for Lawfare. The job description is below and you can apply here.
I’m excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for a new Associate Editor at Lawfare. If you have ever thought to yourself, “I want to be Quinta Jurecic when I grow up,” this is your chance.
No, Quinta’s not going anywhere. We’re expanding. Over the last few months, Lawfare has seen an enormous increase both in our readership and in the volume of material we publish on the site. This growth necessitates staff growth.
Lawfare is now accepting applications for our summer internship program! For more details, check out the Brookings Institution's application announcement and apply here. Please submit applications by March 1st.
Yesterday morning, I had pleasure of speaking to the great Ira Glass of This American Life about my piece on President Trump’s executive order on refugees and visas. Later on, Glass sent me a lovely note about Lawfare: “On Saturday I stumbled across your analysis of the Executive Order banning people from seven countries. Two days later you were the first to post the State Department dissent.
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The other day, the Lawfare high command met in its secured bunker beneath our mountain in an undisclosed location to plot the fate of the world—or, at least, to plot how better to serve the Lawfare readership.