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Osama Bin Laden Dead

By   /  May 1, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The U.S. Military prevailed in killing Osama Bin Laden.  In a firefight stemming from an operation authorized by the Obama White House this last Friday, April 29th, U.S. Special Forces killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  At 10:30 PM, ET, President Barack Obama issued a televised statement announcing the terrorist leader’s death.  Through the hard […]

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Editor's Note: NSLB Hiatus Ending

By   /  June 9, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

This post is just a quick note to let readers know that the National Security Law Brief is going to resume posting on a modified schedule soon. Within the next month, we plan on updating the website format. Shortly thereafter, the Brief will release its inaugural issue. Please stay tuned!

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Bellinger Op-Ed in Sunday NYT, Claims Bush and Obama Similar on Int'l Law

By   /  February 18, 2010  /  Experts, Foreign Relations, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events  /  No Comments

In a Sunday Op-Ed piece for the New York Times, John Bellinger, partner at Arnold & Porter (and former Bush State Dept. lawyer) asserted that Obama’s general approach to international law has thus far been similar to Bush’s. Two of the critical things Bellinger cites are the administrative difficulties that have slowed the closing of […]

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Secretary Clinton Asserts that Iran Becoming a Military Dictatorship

By   /  February 18, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asserted that Iran is turning into a military dictatorship under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Clinton added statistics showing increased control of Iranian cabinet ministries under the IRGC. While there is must to suggest that Iran is still more of a theocracy where civilian control (albeit […]

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Continued Debate on Abdulmutallab's Miranda Warning

By   /  February 11, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

After WH Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan went on Meet the Press to point out that relevant congressional leaders were advised of the Miranda rights for the Christmas Day bomber, debate continues regarding the propriety of this approach. Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich argued that it was inappropriate to afford such Constitutional Rights […]

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