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Precision Strike Association To Present USSOCOM's James F. "Hondo" Geurts With William J. Perry Award

mentioning William J. Perryvia EconoTimes
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Precision Strike Association (PSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, will present Mr. James F. "Hondo" Geurts, the Acquisition Executive of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, FL, with its 2016 William J. Perry Award.

In the News

Three Minutes To Midnight: Closer To Nuclear Conflict Than We Think

featuring William J. Perryvia War on the Rocks
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

While at Stanford last month, we had a long conversation with former Secretary of Defense William Perry about the nuclear dangers facing the world. We were struck by his provocative and frightening outlook: that the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe today is greater than it was during the Cold War. North Korea’s recent bluster only underlines the dangers.

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Putin And Patton In Syria

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The term “culminating point” in military operations describes the stage of an offensive at which the heretofore successful attacker is about to outrun his advantages, whether in numbers, materiel or psychological leverage on the defender.

Analysis and Commentary

Trade With China Reduced Domestic Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

In a recent post, I challenged Mark Kleiman's view that low-income people do not benefit at all from international trade.

In the News

While Insisting On A Need For Clarity, Perry’s AUMF Is Anything But Clear

quoting Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Human Rights First
Monday, March 7, 2016

Amidst the United States’ continued efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) is the latest member of Congress to propose an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the group.

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Merkel’s Migration Plan Will Turn Greece Into A Huge Campsite

by Josef Joffevia The Guardian
Monday, March 7, 2016

The German chancellor can save her open-door policy, but she’ll have to spend billions on a pay-off.

Interviews

Cyberwar: The Digital Battlefield With Herb Lin

interview with Herbert Linvia World Affairs Council of Northern California
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan about the history of cyberwar and considers its implications for future conflicts. Herb Lin asks what war looks like in the digital age? How the United States integrated cyberwar into its national security strategy? What we know about other countries' cyber programs and the potential risks they pose?

Analysis and Commentary

Custom's Future: International Law In A Changing World

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, March 7, 2016

That is the title of a new book edited by Curtis Bradley.

Analysis and Commentary

A Trans-Atlantic Town Hall Dialogue With Germans On Data Privacy

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, March 7, 2016

Last month, I was asked to participate in a genuinely unusual radio experiment: a trans-Atlantic town hall meeting hosted by PRI's America Abroad simultaenously in Austin Texas and Berlin. The subject was data privacy.

In the News

G.O.P. Goes Astray On Guantánamo. So Does Obama.

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Even by the standards of an epically polarized Washington, the political talk about President Obama’s effort to close the Guantá namo Bay prison is starkly divorced from facts. On both sides of the debate, many claims collapse under scrutiny.

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