Posted on George W. Croner E-NotesThe statutory scope of Section 702 can be synopsized as follows: Section 702 of FISA permits the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence to jointly authorize the (1) targeting of persons who are not United States persons, (2) who are reasonably believed to be located outside the ...Posted on Michael Sharnoff E-NotesThe Kingdom of Jordan relies on American support to prevent terrorist infiltration from Islamic State and other Salafi-Jihadist threats; alleviate the economic burden strained by a massive influx of Syrian refugees; and achieve a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...Posted on George W. Croner E-NotesAmidst the myriad political issues dominating the congressional calendar, Congress faces a decision on renewing the FISA Amendments Act originally enacted in 2008, extended in 2012, and now set to expire on December 31, 2017. Among the provisions up for renewal is Section 702 (50 U.S.C. § 1881a) ...Posted on Jason Steinhauer The American Review of Books, Blogs, and BullMy grandmother had an excellent memory. We would sit at her kitchen table in Montreal, in the home my mother grew up in, and she would describe her childhood in Poland 70 years earlier. She lived in Gorzków, 50 miles from the Ukraine border, and her father owned a ...Posted on Dounia Bouzar, Carol Rollie Flynn E-NotesThe jihadist recruiters of today are not just the most tech savvy ever of their kind; they are also deploying recruiting techniques that would be very familiar to any intelligence agency case officer. In this way, they greatly broaden their prospective recruiting pool and evade detection more easily. ...
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