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Targeted Drone Strikes and the Growing Unrest in Yemen

By   /  January 1, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, International Law, International Security, News & Events, Remote Targeting, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By James Feeney Less than a month after the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States launched its first-ever deadly targeted drone strike and changed the way the United States conducted warfare in the future. Drone strikes dramatically increased since then and have been used in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, […]

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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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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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Difficulties in Prosecuting Islamic State Members Under International Law

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  International Law, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

Since its emergence in 2013, The Islamic State has used increasingly violent tactics in an attempt to establish a worldwide caliphate.[i] The Islamic State is accused of committing crimes of unspeakable cruelty including mass executions, sexual slavery, rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, torture, mutilation, enlistment and forced recruitment of children, and […]

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The Slippery Slope of Creating an iPhone Backdoor

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Gregory Coutros The FBI’s request that Apple provide an electronic backdoor into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters is, on its face, a reasonable request. The government’s need to access the phone is undoubtedly important for national security so as to protect against terrorist attacks similar to the San Bernardino shooting. The […]

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