Terrorism and Homeland Security

Four Unanswered Strategic Questions on the Islamic State Intervention

September 19, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel appeared before Congress this week to present the President’s case for escalating the intervention against the Islamic State. But after multiple hearings, the Administration still has important questions to answer before Congress should authorize an escalation of the U.S. role in Iraq and Syria. […]

NSN Islamic State AUMF Brief Quoted by Lawfare

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 | Lawfare At the National Security Network, Bill French and J. Dana Stuster released a policy brief entitled, “Navigating an AUMF for the Islamic State: Toward a High-Standard Authorization.” They offer the following advice for constructing a new AUMF: “First, Congress should ensure that the Administration meets its burden of justifying an escalation of […]

POLICY BRIEF – Navigating an AUMF for the Islamic State: Toward a High-Standard Authorization

September 17, 2014

Policy Brief by Bill French and J. Dana Stuster September 18, 2014  Read the full NSN policy brief. Policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch are rightfully focused on addressing the threat posed by the Islamic State. The White House maintains that it already possesses the legal authority for armed conflict against the Islamic State […]

Paul Eaton Quoted by the New York Times on the Islamic State

September 16, 2014

U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq By Mark Landler and Jeremy Peters September 16, 2014 | New York Times The challenge will come, General Dempsey said, when Iraqi and Kurdish forces try to drive the militants out of densely populated urban areas like Mosul. In those cases, General Dempsey […]

President’s “Critics” Don’t Have an Islamic State Strategy

September 15, 2014

Since President Obama outlined his plan to confront the Islamic State last Wednesday, critics have pounced on the proposal. Though the President’s strategy has many shortcomings, some of which NSN addressed last week, many of the President’s critics have in fact agreed with the principles of the plan – but then claimed differently. These critics […]

Paul Eaton on CNN Discussing ISIS Strategy with Candy Crowley

September 14, 2014

Major Gen. Paul Eaton discusses ISIS strategy on State of the Union with Candy Crowley September 14, 2014 | CNN For the original interview, click here 

Paul Eaton Discussing Obama’s ISIS Strategy on Gannet’s Defense News

September 12, 2014

Major Gen. Paul Eaton interviewed by Gannet’s Defense News with Vago Muradian on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy September 12, 2014 | Gannet’s Defense News   For the original interview, click here

President Obama’s Islamic State Strategy: Sound in Principle, but Plan Still Incomplete

September 11, 2014

Last night, President Obama spoke to the American people to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State. He outlined a plan to coordinate a broad international coalition to train, assist, and provide intelligence and air support to partner forces in the region taking the fight to the terrorist organization. The speech comes after months […]

Paul Eaton on BBC Radio News Discussing the Islamic State

September 11, 2014 | BBC Radio News The World Tonight   For the original piece, click here.

Paul Eaton Interviewed by CNBC’s Fast Money on ISIS

September 11, 2014 | CNBC’s Fast Money Major Gen. Paul Eaton shares his view of President Obama’s strategies against ISIS, and the opportunity for other countries to step up.     To see the original post, click here.

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