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Ambassador Michael Sheehan on “The Terrorist Next Door”

In case you missed it, Michael A. Sheehan had an excellent op-ed in the New York Times earlier this week on the challenge of “home grown” and “lone wolf” terrorism. Ambassador Sheehan served as the US Coordinator for Counterterrorism during the Clinton Administration and was Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism with the New York City Police– and, I might add, a …

Profiles of the terror suspects to be tried with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

The New York Times has instructive profiles on the four other persons that have been designated for trial in Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York. Reporter Liz Robbins writes:

Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash
Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash, known as Khallad, has told investigators that he played many roles in Al Qaeda, from acting as a bodyguard …

Obama’s memo on signing statements

On Monday, President Obama issued the following memo on the use of signing statements:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
______________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release Monday, March 9, 2009
March 9, 2009
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Presidential Signing Statements
For nearly two centuries, …

Video: Filling Positions at the Department of State

Filling Positions at the Department of State from Anthony Clark Arend on Vimeo.
Professor Anthony Clark Arend discusses the need for the Obama Administration to quickly fill critical positions at the Department of State.


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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