As the world continued to grapple with the fallout of President Trump’s airstrikes in Syria and turned its attention to North Korea, John Bellinger flagged the President’s War Powers report to Congress on last Thursday evening’s missile attacks on Syria.
Jordan A. Brunner is a second-year law student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and was a national security intern at the Brookings Institution. Prior to law school, he was a Research Fellow with the New America Foundation/ASU Center for the Future of War, where he researched cybersecurity, cyber war, and cyber conflict alongside Shane Harris, author of @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Political Science.
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