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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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US Sends F-16 to Mubarak, Morsi Takes Delivery

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

A lot can change in three years. Obama had just made a speech in Cairo and Egypt seemed like a beacon of stability in the Middle East and Egyptian President Mubarak like a rock that could not move. But the rock has fallen and Egypt’s future is cast in doubt. Members of Congress do not […]

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What Happens When We Place Oil Sanctions On Iran?

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Economy / Trade, International Security, National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

On Friday, March 30, 2012, President Obama announced tighter oil sanctions on Iran despite the rising gas prices in the US. These sanctions are the toughest yet since the sanctions began late last year and are meant to economically impact Iran so that it is forced to give up its nuclear program which countries around […]

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U.S.-Iran Sanctions

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

On December 7th, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extended exemptions from

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KSM and Co-conspirators to be Tried by Military Tribunal

By   /  April 19, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The White House finally made the decision. On the same day that President Obama announced his plan to run for reelection, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that a military tribunal, not a civilian, federal court, would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the avowed 9/11 mastermind, and four other alleged conspirators.[] The decision marks a sharp reversal […]

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