Derek Reinbold // 4/2/17 //
Democrats have been stepping up claims that Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election was an act of war, reports Morgan Chalfant at The Hill.
President Trump's proposed cuts to the State Department budget would be irresponsible, short-sighted, and harmful to U.S. foreign policy, writes Rep. Joaquin Castro at The Hill.
Leaks pose a host of legal and ethical issues, which Ryan E. Long addresses for the Center for Internet and Society.
San Francisco is setting an example of how cities can resist federal surveillance of targeted groups, note Michael German and Emily Hockett at Just Security.
The Trump administration has ceased disclosing information regarding the number of U.S. troops deployed in Iraq and Syria (LA Times).
At Just Security, Oona Hathaway gives possible explanations for the recent rise in civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria (Just Security).
The United States has spoken out against a United Nations effort to ban nuclear weapons, joining other major powers in their protest (WaPo).
The Trump Administration must take steps to protect critical infrastructure, argue Joel Brenner and David Clark at Lawfare.
Two journalists are suing the Trump administration for erroneously being placed on a “kill list” of people targeted by US for deadly drone strikes (Politico).
In a rare en banc session, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will consider the ACLU's claim that it has standing to assert a First Amendment right to see FISC decisions upholding the government's bulk data collection program (Lawfare).