Terrorism and Homeland Security

Capitol Hill Briefing: Costing Out the Campaign against ISIS

November 10, 2014

Costing Out the Campaign against ISIS November 6, 2014 The National Security Network and the London Center for Policy Research cohosted a briefing on “Costing Out the Campaign against ISIS” for Hill staffers on November 6th. The briefing featured a panel that included Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (ret)., Senior Fellow at the London Center for […]

Assessing and Responding to the Threat of “Lone Wolf” Terrorism

October 24, 2014

Why the anti-Islamic State Coalition Must Stick to Its Shared Interests

October 17, 2014

We Need a New AUMF | John Bradshaw

October 8, 2014

We Need a New AUMF By John Bradshaw, Executive Director of the National Security Network October 08, 2014 | The Hill As military action expands against the Islamic State, legislative proposals for authorizing the use of military force are proliferating on Capitol Hill. While there is no consensus on how Congress should approach an authorization […]

Expansive Syria Airstrikes Raise Questions about U.S. Strategy

October 3, 2014

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 […]

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