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The Legality of Israel's Naval Blockade and Seizure of Foreign Vessels

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Israel has been implementing both a naval and land blockade on the Gaza Strip for a number of years. The naval blockade first began in 2009 whereas the land blockade has been in effect for much longer. After Hamas came to power in 2007, the land blockade imposed upon Gaza became much more stringent. The […]

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The New Battle: Combating the Rise of Military Suicides

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President Obama has announced that by the end of 2011 every U.S. troop will leave Iraq, ending the eight years of American occupation. While the lasting impact of U.S. involvement will be left for history to judge, the national security implications of U.S. involvement in Iraq continues. Instead of dealing with insurgencies and IED’s, the […]

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Is the Government Lying? A Look at the FOIA and Protections of National Security Documents

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Is the Government Lying? A Look at the FOIA and Protections of National Security Documents The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) was enacted in 1966 for the purpose of increasing transparency by allowing the public to request federal agency documents. The FOIA has nine exemptions, one of which > specifically addresses national security. Exemption one […]

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ABA's 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  News & Events  /  Comments Off on ABA's 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security

The American Bar Association, Standing Committee on the National Security & the Law will hold the 21st annual review of the field of National Security on December 1st and 2nd.   Some of the topics covered include: 1) Executive update on the field of national security; 2) Congressional update on the field of national security; 3) […]

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Drones and the Laws of War

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Although the current laws of war can account for drones, technology may quickly outpace the law. Unmanned military technology — of which Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS – commonly called drones) are a large part — is governed by the same laws as a soldier with a gun. The same set of customary international law (CIL) […]

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