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Expansion of the AUMF: The Only Means to an End?

By   /  April 5, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

With eyes turned towards the debate of who should be in control of the drone strikes, little attention was given to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week when they heard the testimony from proponents for the expansion of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The proposed expansion would take the scope of […]

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CIA or DoD: Clarifying the Legal Framework Applicable to the Drone Authority Debate

By   /  April 4, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

From Rand Paul’s filibuster to a United Nations inquiry, the Obama Administration’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), known colloquially as “drones,” in its targeted killing operations has once again become the hot topic. The American public is questioning the morality and utility of drone operations while also pushing for greater accountability and transparency. In […]

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Congress v. China: The Cyber-Espionage Debate Turns Into Concrete Action

By   /  April 2, 2013  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

During a speech to the Asia Society on March 11, 2013, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon took China to task for suspected acts of cyber-espionage, arguing that Chinese state-sponsored attacks pose risks “to international trade, to the reputation of Chinese industry and to our overall relations.” Over the past decade suspected Chinese cyber attacks have […]

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