Derek Reinbold // 1/28/18 //
President Trump’s Guantánamo “policy” is best understood as an extension of his anti-Muslim bigotry, write Nimra Azmi and Sirine Shebaya at Take Care.
A federal judge ruled that the Trump Administration must give the ACLU notice before transferring a United States citizen who has been imprisoned in Iraq as an enemy combatant for more than four months (NYT; Lawfare).
Eleven Guantanamo Bay detainees petitioned the D.C. District Court for writs of habeas corpus (Lawfare).
Congress should demand answers from the intelligence community following the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, writes Jake Laperruque at The Hill.
Congress should stop calling its collection of Americans’ communications “incidental”, writes Allyson Scher at Just Security.
The U.S.-led coalition killed approximately 150 ISIS combatants last weekend, according to U.S. Central Command (The Hill).
DOJ must release comprehensive data on terrorism in the United States, in order to inform public debate and discussion, writes Charles Kurzman at Lawfare.
The terrorist watchlist statistics from last week’s DOJ and DHS exaggerate the threat of terrorism, argues Harsha Panduranga at Just Security.
The Pentagon’s new National Defense Strategy contains notable omissions related to climate change and the use of special operations forces (Lawfare).