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    Book Discussion on Point of Attack

    John Yoo talked about his book, Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, in which he argues that international law has little effect on the behavior of…

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    International Law and Cyber Warfare

    Panelists talked about the origin and process of developing the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. Commissioned in 2009 by the NATO Cooperative Cyber…

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    New Technologies, National Security, and the Law

    Andrew Weissmann, general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, talked about new technologies and the challenges the FBI and other law enforcement agencies face in getting…

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    Book Discussion on Patriots Debate

    Co-editor Harvey Rishikof and four other contributors to the book, Patriots Debate, talked about cyberwarfare and the future of military detention programs. Patriots Debate is an…

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    Protecting the Infrastructure

    Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical…

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    National Security and Guantanamo Bay Detention

    Assistant Attorney General Tony West spoke about continued detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration’s promise to close the facility, and legal…

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    National Security and Privacy

    John Pistole spoke about the Transportation Security Agency’s efforts to balance privacy rights with securing the airport and railway systems. He also responded to questions from…

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    Cyber Security

    Richard Clarke spoke about cyber security threats and ways to protect the nation’s computer infrastructures. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Executive Branch Perspective on National Security Law

    Government lawyers spoke about international law and national security policy. Among the topics they addressed were the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, collection and…

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    Guantanamo Bay Legal Issues

    Jeb Johnson spoke about legal issues related to detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison. Among the issues he addressed were the planned closing of the facility, trying cases of those…

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    Domestic Intelligence

    Panelists talked about national security policy, intelligence gathering, domestic policy, and legal issues. Among the topics they addressed were proposals to create a new domestic…

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    Role of the Military in Domestic Situations

    Mr. Rishikof discussed the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. He discussed Governor Blanco’s reluctance to give up control of the Louisiana…

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    Human Rights and Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Moderated by Dean Grossman, legal advisers and human rights activists talked about torture and prisoner-of-war interrogation practices. Topics included human rights, the global efforts…

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    Inside and Outside the Supreme Court

    Mr. Suter spoke about his role as clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court and how the Court operates. Then Mr. Rishikoff, who had just returned from Haiti and Russia, spoke about how…

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