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on March 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

U.S. Cements Presence in West Africa

Michael Robertson: A new drone base in West Africa raises questions about the future of U.S. national security policy in this volatile region. Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet.

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on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

Former DoD General Counsel to speak at spring symposium: Blurring Boundaries: Human Rights in Armed Conflicts

Jeh Johnson, General Counsel for the Defense Department from 2009-2012, will headline the day long event

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on February 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

The New Tools of Counterterrorism: Combating Illicit Finance and Imposing Sanctions

Menno Goedman explains how one Treasury office has become a potent weapon in fighting terrorism and destabilizing regimes. Photo Courtesy of AP.

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on February 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Are All Terrorizers “Terrorists”?

Sean K. Driscoll: The New York State Court of Appeals has made clear that the definition of “terrorism” does not encompass gang violence. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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on February 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Humanitarian Law: A Reply to the Critics

Prof. Michael N. Schmitt responds to the recent Human Rights Watch report, Losing Humanity, and argues it blurs the distinction between international humanitarian law’s prohibitions on weapons per se and those on the unlawful use of otherwise lawful weapons. Photo courtesy Sandia National Laboratories

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on January 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Women in Combat: Ready, Willing and Able?

Laura Johnston: Allowing women to serve in combat roles is overdue, and brings the United States in line with the trend in modern democracies. Photo courtesy of Reuters.

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on December 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

The Perilous Position of the Laws of War

Major Charles G. Kels argues that the current standoff over legal regimes applicable to counterterrorism operations misconstrues the law of armed conflict and risks undermining its moral force. Photo courtesy of Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

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on November 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space

P.J. Blount, Research Counsel at the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, explores the complicated legal landscape of targeting in space. Photo courtesy of NASA.

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on November 20, 2012 at 6:25 am

TSA Turns Eleven as Travelers Queue Up for Thanksgiving

Catherine Arney: As one of the busiest travel periods of the year approaches, the trials and tribulations faced by the Transportation Security Administration merit attention and retrospection. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

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on November 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Strong Navy Needed for 21st Century Challenges

Jonathan H. Levy: The United States Navy plays an critical role, and must not be underfunded in dangerous times. Photo courtesy of US Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released.

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