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Sunset Provisions: Providing Parameters for the Use of Military Force

By   /  November 26, 2016  /  AUMF, Featured, Global War on Terror, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Sunset Provisions: Providing Parameters for the Use of Military Force

By Anthony Bjelke A recent article in The New Yorker examined the difficulties associated with defining America’s War on Drugs. As a preamble to its examination of the topic, it stated: “The United States has declared war on cancer, on pornography and on terror, and the lesson to be gleaned from those campaigns is that, […]

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President-elect Trump’s Road to Reviving Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT)

By   /  November 22, 2016  /  National Security Law, Torture  /  Comments Off on President-elect Trump’s Road to Reviving Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT)

By Ian Jones-Muniz Over the course of Donald Trump’s campaign, the President-elect has made clear that he intends to revive Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT), widely labeled as torture. Specifically, Mr. Trump has touted support for waterboarding, stated “torture works” (EIT advocates specifically avoid the term ‘torture’ as it is an unequivocal violation of domestic […]

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Where Personal Opinion and Unlawful Command Influence Collide

By   /  November 20, 2016  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Pending Cases, UCMJ  /  No Comments

By Jennifer Goss In August 2016, Sergeant (Sgt.) Bowe Bergdahl’s defense team filed a motion to dismiss all charges against him, claiming that Senator John McCain made comments that could unlawfully influence Bergdahl’s case and impact his right to due process. Sgt. Bergdahl was charged in 2015 with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after […]

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The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Featured, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By Natalie Holland On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof attacked the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, North Carolina where he shot and killed nine people with the intention of provoking a race war. Later that year, on December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and seriously […]

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Sadly, Trump Could Use Executive Authority to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Sadly, Trump Could Use Executive Authority to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

By Joshua Arons In a disappointing turn of events, Donald Trump, the recently elected President of the United States could ban Muslims or people from terror ridden countries from entering our country through invoking a provision of the  1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.  Provision 212 (f) of this Act holds that whenever the President finds […]

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