Friday morning, the White House announced it will elevate Cyber Command to a full unified combatant command. Within 60 days, the Secretary of Defense will recommend whether Cyber Command should also be split from the National Security Agency.
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The new Netflix documentary Icarus may seem at first glance off the beaten path for Lawfare. It's a film about doping in international sports, not national security law or policy. But as I explained when I reviewed it here, it's really about much more than that:
The growing threat from North Korea has intensified during the past few weeks after a series of missile tests demonstrated that the Kim regime may soon be able to strike the continental United States. This week, Benjamin Wittes spoke with Mira Rapp-Hooper, an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Stephan Haggard, a distinguished professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, to discuss recent events and the path forward for the United States and the international community.
A discussion with FBI General Counsel Jim Baker and the Bureau's Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch Carl Ghattas on the legal and operational elements of Section 702.
On this week's podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison on Allison's new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?.
The Lawfare Podcast: Mieke Eoyang and Evelyn Farkas on Holding Russia Accountable for Election Interference
At this point, it’s widely accepted that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election; the question is what the United States should do about it. At Third Way, Mieke Eoyang, Evelyn Farkas, Ben Freeman, and Gary Ashcroft have a new paper on the subject, titled “
Ben discusses recent events in cybersecurity with Matt Tait.
Today, the Wall Street Journal published a remarkable story that for the first time offers concrete evidence—not conclusive evidence, to be sure—of attempts at collusion between people connected to the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. The story opens:
In episode 235 of the Lawfare Podcast, Ben talks to Avi Issacharoff and Dov Sedaka about the Israeli television show Fauda.
This week on the podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Dan Drezner at the Hoover Book Soirée about Drezner's new book, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas.