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  • Guantanamo Bay Detainee Facility
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    Guantanamo Bay Detainee Facility

    Scott Silliman talked about detainees at Guantanamo Bay, including where they should be released and President Obama’s efforts in closing of the detention facility. He responded to…

  • Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering
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    Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering

    A panel discussion was held on the legal issues surrounding surveillance and intelligence gathering. Topics includes the creation of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act), its impact…

  • Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists
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    Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists

    A roundtable discussion was held on detaining and prosecuting alleged terrorists. Topics included the history of enemy detention, Supreme Court rulings, and the creation of military…

  • Military Commissions and Detainee Rights
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    Military Commissions and Detainee Rights

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the rights of detained enemy combatants in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in favor of a detainee in…

  • National Security Law  Luncheon Speech
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    National Security Law: Luncheon Speech

    Mr. Taylor talked about the global war on terrorism, including how it is being fought and how it will eventually be won. Following his speech, he responded to questions from the audience.

  • Domestic Security Issues
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    Domestic Security Issues

    Mr. Pavitt talked about the CIA and its role in efforts to combat terrorism. Among the topics he addressed were intelligence gathering, agent recruitment, and analytical methods. He also…

  • Justice Department and Civil Liberties
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    Justice Department and Civil Liberties

    Witnesses testified about law enforcement measures instituted in response to September 11 terrorist attacks and the ensuing efforts to combat international terrorism. Among the issues they…