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Posts 21 to 30: Terrorism and National Security

Heather Hurlburt Speaks to International Business Times Concerning Susan Rice’s Appointment as President Obama’s National Security Advisor

June 5, 2013

Susan Rice Unlikely To Alter Obama’s Foreign Policy As National Security Adviser By Pema Levy June 5, 2013 | International Business Times Susan Rice’s move from U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to President Barack Obama’s national security adviser may be a major personnel shakeup at the White House, but it is unlikely to significantly change the president’s […]

Heather Hurlburt quoted in Al-Monitor on Susan Rice’s Appoitment as National Security Adviser

Tom Donilon to step down, Susan Rice to succeed as NSA Laura Rozen June 05, 2013 | Al-Monitor President Obama’s National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will step down, to be succeeded by UN envoy Susan Rice, the White House announced Wednesday. President Obama will nominate his former White House advisor and humanitarian expert Samantha Power to […]

Myth vs. Fact on Obama Terrorism Speech and Follow-Up

May 28, 2013

Last week in a much anticipated speech, President Obama outlined the components of a long-term counterterrorism strategy. The speech outlined major policy decisions to move towards a long-term, sustainable, counterterrorism strategy to defeat al Qaeda and continue to keep America safe. However, right on cue conservative lawmakers took to the Sunday political shows to criticize […]

Heather Hurlburt Quoted in The Atlantic Wire on President Obama’s Drone Speech

May 23, 2013

The Drone Speech and the Hyperexcited Return of Intellectual Obama By Elspeth Reeve May 23, 2013 | The Atlantic Wire President Obama’s speech on counterterrorism on Thursday won rave reviews among some who seemed to see it as a return of the liberal constitutional law professor who ran for president in 2008 with the promise of ending […]

After Obama’s Speech — A Comprehensive and Sustainable Counterterrorism Strategy

President Obama’s comprehensive outline of U.S. counter-terrorism policy laid out principles against which a series of hard policy choices ahead must be measured. It envisions a strategy that has proven effective at decimating al Qaeda; can be made sustainable through adherence to the rule of law and increased transparency; and foresees an end to the […]

Obama’s Terrorism Speech Was a Beginning, Not an End | Heather Hurlburt

By Heather Hurlburt May 23, 2013 | US News’ World Report  The speech President Obama just finished giving laid out principles and concerns against which a series of hard policy choices ahead must be measured. It did not lay out specific pathways; but it set out more comprehensively than any president or other official has […]

Heather Hurlburt Quoted in Mother Jones on President Obama’s National Security Speech

Obama Kinda Sorta Narrows the Scope of the War on Terror By Kevin Drum May 23, 2013 | Mother Jones A couple of hours ago I had a choice to make: spend the next hour writing a reaction to President Obama’s big national security speech, or go to lunch. I went to lunch. That was […]

Heather Hurlburt Quoted in Daily Kos on President Obama’s National Security Speech

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Ending the state of perpetual war By Georgia Logothetis May 23, 2013 | Daily Kos   The New York Times editorial board examines President Obama’s national security speech and stresses the importance of ending the current state of perpetual war:   President Obama’s speech on Thursday was the most important statement on counterterrorism […]

Principles of a Sustainable Counterterrorism Strategy

May 20, 2013

At the National Defense University this Thursday, President Obama will outline a framework for a sustainable and effective counterterrorism strategy, in a speech  billed as a second-term follow-up to his 2009 National Archives speech. Since 2009, the U.S. has seen great gains in the fight against al Qaeda, as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper […]

One Month After Boston

May 16, 2013

Yesterday marked the one month anniversary of the terrorist attack in Boston, a time in which some key lessons have emerged. Law enforcement and counterterrorism professionals have received deserved praise for effective planning and response that solved the case swiftly, drove the perpetrators to make mistakes, and staved off potentially more-lethal events. Evidence suggests that […]

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