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News Roundup and Notes: November 26, 2014

Today’s News Roundup will be our last for the remainder of this week, as we are off Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. From the entire Just Security Team, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. The News Roundup will be back in your inbox on Monday morning. …   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: November 24, 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. will supply arms to Iraqi Sunni tribesmen, including AK-47s, grenades and mortar rounds, in an effort to assist the battle against the Islamic State in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document for Congress.…   continue »

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 »