Late in the evening on Monday, Aug. 13, about six hours after President Donald Trump publicly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2019 into law, the White House quietly released a signing statement identifying “constitutional concerns” with more than 50 of the new NDAA’s provisions.
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President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort Drum military base in upstate New York.
How will the soon-to-be-enacted NDAA alter the legal framework for military operations in the cyber domain?
This is my third post in a series on cyber-related provisions in the Senate version of the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which is heading soon to conference for reconciliation with the
The Senate passed its version of the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA FY19) on Monday night, and it now heads to conference for reconciliation with the
On Monday, night the Senate passed its version of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. It now heads to conference for reconciliation with the House version. The Senate version is packed with interesting provisions relating to military operations in the cyber domain, and I’ll be writing separately about most of those items shortly.
A recent story from Bryant Harris at Al-Monitor reveals growing tension between the Trump administration and House Democrats over congressional travel to parts of the Middle East and South Asia. Harris reports that the Defense Department has restricted visits to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Syria on the view that the task of hosting members of Congress in those locations would unduly interfere with the ability of military commanders to fulfill essential mission requirements.
On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Al-Alwi v. Trump. Chief Judge Merrick Garland, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson (joining remotely) and Judge Thomas Griffith reviewed the D.C. District Court’s dismissal of Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi’s second habeas petition.
Last week, Lawfare covered the release of a new war powers report required by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018.
Editor's note: Several hours after we published this post, the report described below became available online courtesy of The New York Times. The Times also provides more details on the previously undisclosed Dec. 6, 2017 attack in Niger noted briefly in the report and below: Nigerien and U.S.