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Structural Considerations Regarding Domestic Policy to Combat Water Scarcity

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Climate Change, Economy / Trade, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Terrorism and cyber attacks are frequently mentioned in the discourse of national security because of their direct and visible effects but long-term environmental concerns rarely receive the same attention. Environmental threats to national security typically take years or decades to fully manifest but often result in devastating consequences. They often take decades to reverse, placing a […]

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Terrorist Attack Thwarted, Media Coverage Negligible

By   /  November 27, 2012  /  Counterterrorism, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

“This is not ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ where the Queen said ‘First the punishment then the trial. This is America, where everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence, due process, effective representation of counsel and a fair trial.” Strong words from a statement by Rod Hobson, the defense lawyer for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. Aldawsari was sentenced […]

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9/11 pretrial hearings debate rules for Constitution's applicability

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Counterterrorism, Global War on Terror, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Last month as President Barack Obama reiterated his desire to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center, government lawyers and those representing five men, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who are accused of plotting the 9/11 terror attacks, wrangled before a military judge over procedures that will largely determine the men’s fate and the degree to […]

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Sex and the Military: the Problems the Tabloids Aren't Talking About

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  News & Events, Pending Cases, Trending Topics, UCMJ  /  No Comments

This Veteran’s Day, the biggest news story about the military was the resignation of CIA Director and retired General David Petraeus in the wake of his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. But though more salacious details keep coming out, this story only serves to distract us from a huge problem going on in the […]

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Could “SMART port security” reverse “SAFE port security”?

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  Border Security, Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

In 2006, the British firm Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) was taken over by Dubai Ports World (DPW). Such a takeover is pretty common, but there was something different about this one. P&O operated port management businesses at six different major US seaports and DPW is a company based in and owned by […]

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