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2017 Spring NSLB Symposium: Cyber Space and Hacking; Meeting the Challenges of the Digital Age

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on 2017 Spring NSLB Symposium: Cyber Space and Hacking; Meeting the Challenges of the Digital Age

Register for our Spring Symposium here: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration March 1st, from 1-5pm

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Punitive Strikes, Keeping the Seas Safe

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Punitive Strikes, Keeping the Seas Safe

Freedom of the seas and their safe navigation has been a fundamental principle of American international relations since the nation’s inception. It ensures the ability of American merchants to access markets overseas, thus helping secure our economy, and ultimately provide security and stability for the nation. The Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars were both fought […]

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

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

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 and international law), […]

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Fundamental National Security Flaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

By   /  November 4, 2016  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Fundamental National Security Flaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

The U.S. and Cuba may have a lot in common, yet there is still a critical need to learn from their divergent legal and operational systems for security cooperation.

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Danger to U.S. Defense Industry: China’s Monopoly Control of Rare Earths

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

“Rare earths” refer to seventeen metals found on the periodic table of elements that are important ingredients in some of the most advanced and desired consumer technologies, including cell phones, motors for hybrid vehicles, LED lights, and solar panels. Even more importantly, they are also crucial to national defense being necessary elements in advanced defense […]

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