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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

DOJ Arrests and Convictions in March

This month there were a number of notable arrests and convictions in connection with the Department of Justice’s fight against terrorism. Notably and in reverse chronological order: Last week, al-Shabaab operative Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed was sentenced by a Manhattan federal court to 111 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to and conspiring […]

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Former Bin Laden Aide Requests Hasty Sentencing

Jamal Ahmed al Fadl, former aide to Osama bin Laden and crucial U.S. Government (USG) witness in the case concerning the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, has asked to be sentenced for his al Qaeda affiliation without further delay, The New York Times reports. Al Fadl has proclaimed he fears for his children’s safety […]

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Secret Service Mistake Comes Under Investigation Five Years After the Fact

CNN reports that five years ago, a U.S. Secret Service contractor left a pouch containing two computer backup tapes with very sensitive personnel and investigative information on a subway train in Washington, D.C. The tapes, the article explains, were to be transported from Secret Service headquarters to Maryland. An investigation and search for the tapes […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Approves “Highly Critical” Report on CIA Detention Program

The New York Times reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee approved findings in a classified and “highly critical” report on the CIA’s detention program. The article states that a 9-6 majority approved the document, which details the brutal treatment of Qaeda captives following 9/11. Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein issued a statement, saying: [The report] uncovers startling […]

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Sensitive Information Found in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Confetti

CNN reports that sensitive, shredded documents were found amid the confetti used in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Such sensitive information included names, dates of birth, social security numbers, banking data, and full sentences and license plate numbers, as well as notes about Mitt Romney’s motorcade from the final presidential […]

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Dec 6th, 2012 investigations

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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Four Charged with Terrorism Allege F.B.I. Brutality

The Associated Press reports that four individuals charged with terrorism in connection with the deaths of 76 people in Uganda in 2010 are claiming the F.B.I. physically abused them during their investigation. According to the AP: One suspect, Selemi Hijar Nyamandondo, said an interrogator hit him in the eye, causing his glasses to break, his […]

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Three Attempted Bombers are Sentenced to Prison

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sentenced Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter, and Connor Stevens to eleven and one-half years, nine years and nine months, and eight years and one month, respectively, for conspiring to use explosives to blow up an Ohio bridge, according to a press release. The press release […]

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SEAL Team 6 Faces Consequences for Security Breach

The Washington Times reports that six members of SEAL Team Six received a punitive letter of reprimand and a partial two-month pay forfeiture for divulging classified information to a video game maker charged with creating “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.” The article also states that four other SEALs are under investigation for similarly alleged conduct. The […]

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