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New Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

Although there is no specific mention of cyber issues, I expect that the new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs founded by Chatham House would be open to a proposal concerning cyber security.  From the Chatham House website: The Academy offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to […]

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Sep 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

Statement by Professor William Snyder on U.S. attacks on Syria

“All nations have the right to use military force in self-defense, but Syria has not attacked the United States.  If we, the U.S., are to use force against another nation in order to enforce international law rather than in self-defense, then as members of the United Nations we must wait for authorization by the Security Council.  […]

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Download Actual FISA Order for Call Metadata

Click here to download the actual order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to produce daily “all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by [redacted] for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls,” pursuant to Section 1861 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]

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Jul 31st, 2013 FISA

Wrong, Mr. Snowden, Just Wrong.

I’ve tried to stay out of this, but now Snowden has blundered into areas of my expertise and about which he either knows nothing or chooses to lie.  This is not a matter of policy or morality or political persuasion.  This is just something he asserts as a fact that simply is not true. As […]

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Is the White House lying about Tsarnaev?

I have been asked this question a lot by students: Professor: I have a question regarding the charges and trial of the Boston bomber. I took your Prosecuting Terrorists course two years ago, and I vividly recall the semester long debate over how and where to try suspected terrorists. It was my understanding that we […]

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A nation apart | The Economist Compares U.S. Response to Terrorism

An Economist editorial from the April 20, 2013, print edition (but appearing on their website on 4/18/13) offers a comparative, internationalist discussion of why the United States is different from some other countries in its reaction to terrorism.  In an observation consistent with what my students learn in National Security Law and in Counterterrorism Law, […]

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National Security Investigations & Prosecutions, 2nd ed.

Great news! David Kris and Douglas Wilson have updated National Security Investigations & Prosecutions for a second edition.  Thomson Reuters has it for sale at this link.  It shows a 2012 copyright, so maybe it has been out for a while and I missed it.  Hat tip to Lawfare Blog for reviewing it and brining […]

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Apr 11th, 2013 investigations

Pres. Obama Signs FISA Extension — AP

Although the White House “Signed Legislation” page is not reporting it and CNN is not reporting it, as of 22:17 on 12/30/12, the Associated Press is reporting that President Obama has signed the legislation extending those few provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveilance Act that were scheduled to sunset tomorrow.  It was a foregone conslusion […]

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Countering Online Radicalization in America – New Report From Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center has realeased a new report enttitled Countering Online Radicalization in America.  From the Center’s December 5, 2012, press release announcing the report: The report found that restricting freedom of speech and removing content from the Internet is the least desirable and least effective way to deal with online radicalization.  As such, the […]

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Video of Panel on Intelligence Law Developments

During the American Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law on November 29-30, 2012, the second panel discussion was entitled “Intelligence Law Developments.”  The panel was moderated by George Jameson, who served over 30 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Panelists who appear in the following video excerpt are, in order […]

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