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CIA or DoD: Clarifying the Legal Framework Applicable to the Drone Authority Debate

By   /  April 4, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

From Rand Paul’s filibuster to a United Nations inquiry, the Obama Administration’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), known colloquially as “drones,” in its targeted killing operations has once again become the hot topic. The American public is questioning the morality and utility of drone operations while also pushing for greater accountability and transparency. In […]

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D.O.D. Employee Had Been Hiring Contractors to Track Insurgents

By   /  March 15, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

It was discovered that Mr. Michael D. Furlong, a retired Air Force officer, who is now a full-time Department of Defense employee, had been setting up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to perform covert operations disguised as a government information-gathering program.  Although it is unclear exactly when the operation began, it […]

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New Social Media Policy Gives More Access to Troops

By   /  February 27, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Department of Defense announced a new policy that would allow troops to use social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Allowing the military to use social media outlets has been an issue for years. Though obvious security issues are involved, the Department of Defense has decided that allowing troops a social media outlet […]

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DoD Fails to Videotape Gitmo Detainee, Held in Contempt

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the Department of Defense was in contempt of court for failing to videotape the testimony of Guantanamo detainee Mohammed al-Adahi. Al-Adahi’s testimony was given via a June teleconference at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility – failure to tape the testimony was the result of “oversight and miscommunication,” […]

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