Ian Eppler // 11/5/17 //
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from the Trump administration on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (Lawfare).
Congress needs to get answers from the Trump Administration on its views of the president’s authority to unilaterally launch an armed conflict, argues Ian Bassin in the Washington Post.
The U.S. should consider taking “purely defensive” cyber actions in the territory of other states when necessary to avoid the risks of escalation from inaction, writes Robert S. Taylor in Just Security.
The American military command in Afghanistan has begun classifying “key figures related to the growth and progress of local security forces” in reports by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (NYT).
Judge Chutkan should conduct limited jurisdictional discovery to determine the ACLU Foundation’s standing to bring a habeas petition on behalf of an American citizen detained as an enemy combatant in Iraq, argues Steve Vladeck in Just Security.
U.S. special forces have captured Mustafa al-Imam, a ringleader in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, reports the New York Times.
DOJ officials are struggling with what to do with a U.S. citizen and suspected member of ISIS captured and currently held in Iraq without charges, reportsthe Washington Post.
Steps can be taken outside of Washington to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, writes Lawfare.
The Trump Administration should publicly release its revised policy governing the use of lethal force against suspected terrorists outside of active war zones, writes Rita Siemion.