President Trump’s lawyers argue that he didn’t obstruct justice when he fired James Comey. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley explains how the US could leave the Iran nuclear deal. And the Homeland Security Department faces one of its greatest tests in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, just as a new storm approaches the Florida coast.
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In today’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck spend time with three legal topics (before spiraling off into some ill-informed commentary on the college football season). First, building off a report that FBI arrests of Islamic State supporters inside the US have declined significantly recently, they discuss why such a change may have occurred and what it signifies for the role of law enforcement in counterterrorism policy.
In Episode 177, fresh from hiatus, we try to summarize the most interesting cyber stories to break in August. Paul Rosenzweig kicks things off with the Shunning of Kaspersky. I argue that the most significant – though unsupported – claim about Kaspersky is Sen.
A special edition of the Lawfare Podcast covering recently reported developments in the Mueller investigation.
Donald Trump was pursuing business in Russia at the same time he was running for president. Two Cabinet secretaries distance themselves from the president. And is it time for the House to start seriously considering impeachment? Plus, Shane’s husband documents the sign of the Apocalypse. And I hand out party favors.
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck take advantage of a relatively quiet week for national security law developments in order to range across a number of topics. Being in Texas, we are all quite focused on the terrible tragedy unfolding thanks to Hurricane Harvey, and so your hosts open with a survey of various legal issues that could have arisen in the context of this emergency (though, fortunately, none seem to have).
This week, the guest on the podcasts was you: the listener. Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey answered your questions, submitted by email and by Twitter using the #LawfareQuestions hashtag. The topics for discussion included possible new guests at the Triple Entente Beer Summit, current events, and must-read books in national security law.
President Trump unveils his plan for Afghanistan. Cyber Command gets a boost. And Steve Bannon is out at the White House. Plus, we're getting all kinds of schwag. And Shane makes a family visit.
Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck discuss the President's Afghanistan speech, a possible executive order on GTMO, and the D.C. Circuit's recent ruling requiring Judge Silliman to recuse from the CMCR.
Friday morning, the White House announced it will elevate Cyber Command to a full unified combatant command. Within 60 days, the Secretary of Defense will recommend whether Cyber Command should also be split from the National Security Agency.