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News Roundup and Notes: November 21, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA 

The Pentagon said that it would begin the deployment of 1,500 new troops to Iraq in the coming weeks, without waiting for Congress to approve funding, in a shift away from previous comments.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 20, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY, and TECHNOLOGY

Extending the NSA’s metadata collection program. A provision of the Patriot Act may allow President Obama to extend the Section 215 program, contrary to the expectation that without further congressional action, the program will shut down next June, when its legal basis expires.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 19, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY, and TECHNOLOGY

The Senate failed to advance Sen. Patrick Leahy’s NSA reform bill last night. The U.S.A. Freedom Act fell two votes short of the 60 required to take up the legislation, following significant opposition from Senate Republicans.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 17, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The U.S. is speeding up the training of Iraqi security forces, with plans to open four training bases in Iraq after Congress approves funding for the deployment of the additional 1,500 American troops, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 14, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

The UN Committee Against Torture questioned the Obama administration on compliance with the Convention Against Torture during Thursday’s session in Geneva.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 13, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

The Obama administration made its “most formal acknowledgment” of the torture of terrorism suspects post-9/11 before the UN Committee Against Torture yesterday, but emphasized the steps taken to prevent the future use of such interrogation techniques.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 12, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

The Obama administration appeared for its first session before the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva this morning.  …   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 10, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

President Obama has authorized the deployment of further troops to Iraq. The additional 1,500 troops will serve in non-combat roles by joining the existing advise-and-assist mission and providing comprehensive training for Iraqi and Kurdish forces.…   continue »