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US Sends F-16 to Mubarak, Morsi Takes Delivery

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

A lot can change in three years. Obama had just made a speech in Cairo and Egypt seemed like a beacon of stability in the Middle East and Egyptian President Mubarak like a rock that could not move. But the rock has fallen and Egypt’s future is cast in doubt. Members of Congress do not […]

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Is the 'Failing' Education System in the United States the Biggest Threat to National Security?

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

A recent 2012 Task Force report on U.S. Education Reform and National Security, published by the Council on Foreign Affairs, examines the correlation between National Security and the United States’ “broken” education system. The report emphasizes that educational failure jeopardizes the United States’ “future economic prosperity, global position, and physical safety.” The task force, co-chaired […]

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Establishing A Legal Framework to Hold Private Security Contractors Accountable

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  Featured, International Law, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, UCMJ  /  No Comments

Ever since the Vietnam War, the US has increasingly relied on private contractors to support overseas military efforts. Private contractors are hired by a variety of military and federal agencies to assist with logistics, military personnel services, and security operations and are seen by many, especially the populations of the countries they are operating in, […]

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Bypassing Miranda

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

“You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney . . . .” Most people can finish that paragraph even if they have never taken a legal course, been a police officer, or have never […]

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Terrorist Organizations: “Legal Entities” Under International Law?

By   /  February 6, 2013  /  Featured, International Law, National Security Law  /  No Comments

Recent reports suggest that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be pulling the plug on 174 full-body scanners in airports around the country. While the agency may be satiating individual privacy concerns, it is far from removing airport and civil aviation safety from its list of priorities. Recently, the TSA signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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