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The Allowable use of Cell-Site Simulators

By   /  October 6, 2015  /  Counterterrorism, Fourth Amendment, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Keith Violante In a recent statement, the Department of Justice adopted a new policy for the use of cell-site simulators, a highly controversial cell phone surveillance tool that can be used to determine the approximate location of a cell phone.[1] When a modern cell phone is turned on, it operates by sending out signals, […]

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Will Obama's Recent National Security Strategy Incite A Color Revolution?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

Under the authority of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, President Obama’s recently updated National Security Strategy may incite a color revolution in Russia.[1] A color revolution is a peaceful, political revolution with the intent to oust a corrupt governing regime. [2]  It has been seen in the past few years in states like Georgia and Ukraine. [3] […]

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Do Border Searches Violate American’s Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age?

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Imagine taking a weekend road trip to Mexico with a group of friends. Your vehicle is one of about sixty-two million that have crossed the United States-Mexican border. When attempting to enter back into the United States, you are stopped by Border Patrol Agents and asked to hand over all electronic devices. Your smartphones and […]

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What's in a Name: China and Japan’s Claim to Territorial Islands and President Obama’s ‘Pivot Towards Asia’

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  International Law, National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

Five barren rocks in the East China Sea, over 100 miles from shore, are home to a growing international dispute between China, Japan, and their allies. Control over the islands have switched hands over the past several centuries but only since 1969, when the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) […]

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Russia, NATO, and Article V

By   /  March 7, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Will Richmond The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most important military alliance in the World. It underpins U.S. foreign policy from Washington D.C., to Islamabad, and beyond. The U.S. signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, and after all parties’ treaty ratified it, the treaty came into force on August […]

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