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Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law: Media

March 12, 2014 | Guardian (UK)

Obama Battles to Contain CIA-Senate Feud in Wake of Feinstein Accusations

CIA chief rejects accusations from Dianne Feinstein that agency used intimidation to hide its role in the torture of terrorism suspects
February 11, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Ken Anderson on the John Batchelor Show (19:50)

 Alex Wayne, Bloomberg. Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Kenneth Anderson, Hoover. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover & WSJ. 
January 14, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Philip Bobbitt on the John Batchelor Show

Guests: Philip Bobbitt, author, The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made.
January 9, 2014 | Morning Edition (NPR)

Stewart Baker on Morning Edition

There's been a vigorous debate over the fate of Edward Snowden, who leaked classified details about the activities of the National Security Agency. Some believe he started an important debate over privacy and security. David Greene talks to former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker, who believes having that debate so openly is dangerous.
December 27, 2013 | Lawfare

Morosov on the Significance of Snowden

Evgeny Morosov has an interesting piece in the FT that asks about the broader and mostly ignored implications of Snowden’s revelations about the scope of NSA surveillance.  He argues that controlling the NSA and raising government privacy protections does
December 31, 2013 | Lawfare

Assessing the Review Group Recommendations: Part III

In Parts I and II of this series, I focused on the Review Group recommendations from Chapter III of the group's report. Starting in this post, I turn to the recommendations of Chapter IV, which deal with collection under Section 702 and other authorities d
December 20, 2013 | Lawfare

40,000 Foot Reactions to President’s Review Group Report and Recommendations

Pre-Snowden, the USG faced few constraints in its collection and analysis other than what the law imposed and what its large budget permitted.  Within these constraints, the USG could focus almost solely on the national security benefit side of communicati
December 19, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (19:22)

co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Peter Berkowitz, Hoover; Tamar Lewin, NYT.
December 19, 2013 | Lawfare

Lawfare Podcast Episode #55: Inside NSA, Part IV–We Speak with Anne Neuberger, the Woman on Front Lines of NSA’s Relations with Industry

It’s Day 4 of “Inside NSA: We Brought in a Recording Device So You Don’t Have To”—the special series of podcast interviews we've been running this week with senior NSA officials. In our penultimate episode, we speak with Anne Neuberger, who has the unen
December 13, 2013 | Guardian (UK)

CIA Veterans Say Robert Levinson Affair May Damage Intra-Agency Co-Operation

• AP: former FBI agent missing in Iran was working with CIA • Relations between analysts and operatives likely to be strained