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What happened to NSA reform and where does it go from here?

By   /  November 11, 2014  /  National Security Law, Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Over eighteen months have passed since Edward Snowden first disclosed the extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs. [1] Snowden revealed two main programs: the business records program that includes phone history collections, and the PRISM program that collects information about electronic communications. The business records program operates under Section 215 of the […]

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Article 2(4) and the Rise of the Non-State Actor

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  International  /  No Comments

In 1993, Samuel Huntington published The Clash of Civilizations. Huntington theorized that nation states will remain powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. While Huntington’s theory is not perfectly applicable to the world today, it is not without salience. A considerable […]

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Are you safer on flights? Maybe not…

By   /  April 4, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

[twitter name=”name”]Since 2001 the United States has taken many precautions to guard against another similar tragedy from occurring. One of those changes was the institution of the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO) in which airline pilots can volunteer to undergo training to carry a gun in the cockpit during flights in an effort to […]

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First Guantánamo Detainee Tried in Federal Court is Aquitted

By   /  November 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on First Guantánamo Detainee Tried in Federal Court is Aquitted

The first former Guantánamo detainee to be tried in federal court, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to destroy government buildings and property.  He was acquitted of the other 280 charges, all stemming from the 2008 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Tar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, which killed 244 […]

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Imam Involved in NYC Plot Pleads Guilty; Ordered to Leave Country

By   /  April 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

An Afghanistan-born imam linked to the suspects in an aborted suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations will not serve jail time, but was ordered to leave the country within 90 days. On Thursday Ahmad Afzali pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into the NYC subway bomb plot. Afzali […]

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