Take Care // 5/7/17 //
The NSA has announced that it will "no longer collect certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target. … Instead, NSA will limit such collection to internet communications that are sent directly to or from a foreign target" (WaPo).
Danial Byman believes that If President Trump responds with strong, off-the-cuff rhetoric in response to a terrorist attack, it could bolster terrorist operations (Lawfare).
Congress should not add “successor organizations” to an authorization for the use of military force against ISIS because such a provision may give the Trump Administration and future administrations an open-ended license, argues Ryan Goodman (Just Security).
The United States risks complicity in war crimes in Yemen by continuing to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, argues Kristine Beckerle (Just Security).
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the statistical transparency report on the use of national security authorities in 2016, summarized at Lawfare.
The prevalence of leaks has led to new thinking around government secrecy, writes Jack Detsch (CS Monitor).