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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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Obama Administration to Provide Gitmo Detainees H1N1 Vaccine

By   /  November 2, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

In addition to the political and administrative challenges facing the closure of Guantanamo, the Obama Adminstration may face further difficulties in deciding to provide detainees with a vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus. Rep. John Boehner, House Minority Leader, has already criticized the decision, pointing out that it was announced as part of a Friday […]

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Bill Moyers' Commentary on the Draft & Afghanistan

By   /  November 1, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On the October 30th edition of his PBS show, television journalist Bill Moyers addressed the tone of mainstream news reporting on involvement in Afghanistan. While this piece doesn’t solely focus on national security issues, it also addresses a political third rail – the draft. This video in no way represents the views of my colleagues […]

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NYT's Scathing Criticism of Obama's Use of Executive Power

By   /  October 26, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Yesterday, the New York Times issued an Op-Ed piece criticizing the Obama Administration for continuing national security practices based on the Bush Administration’s expansive interpretation of executive power. The continuation of the Bush version of the State Secrets Doctrine, and delays in the promised closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility reflect a few examples of […]

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$60 million into National Security for the Olympics?

By   /  October 20, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

WSJ reports that President da Silva pledges federal funds, police for city after weekend violence raises concerns about 2016 Olympic Games. Read more

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