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National Security Law Today brings legal experts discussing the hot topics and current issues in the world of national security law right to your phone. Get information and advice for lawyers, law students or interested parties who want to dig deeper into the law that protects the country.

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National Security Law Today brings legal experts discussing the hot topics and current issues in the world of national security law right to your phone. Get information and advice for lawyers, law students or interested parties who want to dig deeper into the law that protects the country.

    News Roundup – SCOTUS, FISA, and 3D Printed Jet Engines

    News Roundup – SCOTUS, FISA, and 3D Printed Jet Engines

    This week, hosts Elisa and Yvette breakdown the latest in national security news, from newly nominated cybersecurity officials, to upcoming cases on the Supreme Court docket, and the latest Air Force contract making strides towards a 3D printed supply chain.

    This episode references:

    U.S. v. Zubaydah (20-827):
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/qp/20-00827qp.pdf

    FBI v. Fazaga (20-828):
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/qp/20-00828qp.pdf

    U.S. v. Tsarnaev (20-443):
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/qp/20-00443qp.pdf

    NDAA, 2021:
    https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr6395/BILLS-116hr6395enr.pdf

    NSLT Episode, “Politics of Putin: Why he’s attacking NATO, the EU and America’s free and fair elections.”
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-security-law-today/id1276946676?i=1000490006194

    ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security:
    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_national_security/

    • 19 min
    Whistleblowers – The Legal and Practical Challenges

    Whistleblowers – The Legal and Practical Challenges

    What is the difference between a whistleblower and a leaker? What are the various pathways a whistleblower can take when bringing information forward? And once a claim is made, how are discretion and protection built into the process? In this week’s episode, we hear from a panel of legal experts on the complexities of whistleblowing. They discuss the various roles lawyers play between government counsel, private counsel, and inspector general, as well as the importance of whistleblowers to the intelligence community.

    This panel is moderated by Dawn Eilenberger, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GgQiFOgDGX0Ii7QKK05SXyVNKv1o2S4Y/view?usp=sharing

    Speakers:

    Michael Atkinson is a Partner at Crowell & Moving LLP, and former ODNI Inspector General:
    https://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Michael-Atkinson

    Joel Brenner is a Senior Research Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies, and former NSA Inspector General:
    https://ssp.mit.edu/people/joel-brenner

    Jason Klitenic is a Partner at Holland & Knight, and former General Counsel, ODNI:
    https://www.hklaw.com/en/professionals/k/klitenic-jason

    Mark Zaid is the Managing Partner at Mark S. Zaid, PC, and Co-Founder of Whistleblower Aid:
    https://markzaid.com/zaid/

    This webinar was cosponsored by the Council on Intelligence Issues: http://intelissues.com/home.aspx

    To view the full webinar: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_national_security/

    Check out the Committee on Law and National Security's book, “Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security" available at https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/137391052/
    **use CODE WHISTLE50 for the special 50% discount**

    • 29 min
    To Start a War with Robert Draper (Part 2)

    To Start a War with Robert Draper (Part 2)

    Part 2 of 2 – The Biden Administration will be withdrawing all American troops from Afghanistan in the coming months, aiming to close out what has now been 20 years of U.S. military presence in the country. But where does this leave us with Iraq? In this week’s episode, hosts Elisa and Yvette sit down with author Robert Draper to discuss his new book, To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq. Together, the three discuss the book’s central characters, the detailed and complex decision making that brought us into Iraq, and what we’ve learned looking back.

    Robert Draper, "To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq," July, 2020.
    www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-start-a-…er/1134237302Robert Draper

    Amazon author page:
    www.amazon.com/Robert-Draper/e/B…ng_rwt_scns_share

    Robert Draper, "Liz Cheney vs. MAGA." New York Time Magazine. April 2021.
    www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/magazi…eney-vs-maga.html

    Follow Robert on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/DraperRobert?s=20

    And Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Robert-Draper-406384372706205/

    • 24 min
    To Start a War with Robert Draper (Part 1)

    To Start a War with Robert Draper (Part 1)

    The Biden Administration will be withdrawing all American troops from Afghanistan in the coming months, aiming to close out what has now been 20 years of U.S. military presence in the country. But where does this leave us with Iraq? In this week’s episode, hosts Elisa and Yvette sit down with author Robert Draper to discuss his new book, To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq. Together, the three discuss the book’s central characters, the detailed and complex decision making that brought us into Iraq, and what we’ve learned looking back.

    Robert Draper, "To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq," July, 2020.
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-start-a-war-robert-draper/1134237302

    Robert Draper Amazon author page:
    https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Draper/e/B001HD0SBK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    Robert Draper, "Liz Cheney vs. MAGA." New York Time Magazine. April 2021.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/magazine/liz-cheney-vs-maga.html

    • 29 min
    New Executive Order – Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

    New Executive Order – Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

    Last week President Biden signed an executive order designed to modernize the federal government's response to cyberattacks. This new EO proposes an array of actions, including facilitating increased information sharing, improving software security, enhancing cybersecurity standards and processes for government systems; and establishing a cybersecurity safety review board. In this week’s episode, moderator Maureen Kelly sits down with Jen Daskal and Dan Sutherland to discuss all these key components and more.

    Dan Sutherland is the Chief Counsel at CISA:
    https://www.cisa.gov/dan-sutherland

    Jen Daskal is the Deputy General Counsel at the DHS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xWcvGHiFo1Yf72DOkTm6RVuHwQYfa_bB/view?usp=sharing

    References:

    Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity:
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/05/12/executive-order-on-improving-the-nations-cybersecurity/

    Executive Order Fact Sheet:
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/05/12/fact-sheet-president-signs-executive-order-charting-new-course-to-improve-the-nations-cybersecurity-and-protect-federal-government-networks/

    Dan Sutherland, “What Is a Cybersecurity Legal Practice?” April 2, 2021.
    https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-cybersecurity-legal-practice

    CISA Resources on Ransomware:
    https://www.cisa.gov/ransomware

    • 29 min
    News Roundup – Colonial Pipeline, Guliani, Facebook Oversight – Where's the Policy and more

    News Roundup – Colonial Pipeline, Guliani, Facebook Oversight – Where's the Policy and more

    Is our legal system prepared for attacks like we saw on the Colonial Pipeline last week? In a functioning democracy, is it appropriate for a private company like Facebook to be so important to electoral success? And as COVID cases in India surge, what are the legal complexities of easing vaccine intellectual property rights in order to help our global counterparts? Bill Banks and Yvette Bourcicot sit down to discuss all these national security law issues and more.

    William Banks is a professor at Syracuse Law School and the Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security:
    law.syr.edu/profile/william-banks1

    References:

    CDC Covid Data Tracker:
    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home

    CDC Global COVID Cases Counter:
    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#global-counts-rates

    NSLT Ep. 160, What Lawyers Need to Know about FARA Enforcement with David Laufman:
    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_national_security/nslt/20210204-fara-enforcement/

    • 31 min

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