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We The People a.k.a. Americans Only

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Fourth Amendment, National Security Law  /  No Comments

“We the people” is a term largely taken for granted within the United States. The Constitution’s Preamble first introduced American’s to this term in September 1787 stating, “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general […]

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Harder than it Looks: Cutting ISIS’s Financing

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The wake of the September 11th,, 2001 terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center in New York City drew the world’s attention to the destructive potential of extremist groups, followed quickly by questions of how to cut their financing. A popular solution is the use of the UN Security Council’s powers under chapter seven of […]

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Is it Time for Another BRAC?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

The conclusion of the Cold War and budget crunches of the 1980’s and early-1990’s led the U.S. government to drastically shrink the size of the U.S. military.  However, decreasing numbers could only save the government so much money.  With a smaller military, there seemed less of a justification for the immense numbers of bases across the […]

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Relabeling Piracy: The Story of Maritime Terrorism

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  International Law, National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

On April 13, 2010, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13536 stating that the making of any “contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services, by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order” would be prohibited. Of particular interest is the Annex attached to […]

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Climate Change: A Threat to our National Security?

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took the world stage in October of this year asserting that climate change poses a national security threat to the United States. When confronted with the terrorist threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), most conservatives believe climate change is a topic […]

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