The Obama Administration and the War on Terror.
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2010, Summer, 33, 3
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
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Last year I expressed the hope that the incoming Obama Administration would take a good look at what the Bush Administration had done in good faith to keep the United States safe. (1) My hope was that the Obama Administration would find those measures both lawful and effective and would, by and large, keep in place the programs and policies that had succeeded in protecting this country since the September 11 attacks. I now seek to examine a few of those programs, policies, and issues to see to what extent the hope that I expressed last year was realized. The first category of policies has to do with intelligence-gathering. Although there was recently an incipient move in Congress to repeal the authorities granted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) amendments passed in 2008, that effort appears to have been beaten back. (2) Intelligence-gathering authorities have remained in place. I cannot speak to the implementation of these authorities because I am no longer privy to that information, and even if I were, considerations of security would not permit me to discuss such issues publicly.
- Category: Law
- Published: Jun 22, 2010
- Publisher: Harvard Society for Law and Public Policy, Inc.
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 15 Pages
- Language: English