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Cybersecurity and Privacy: Where Can a Balance be Struck?

 

 

By David J Puentes – Recently, it became known that Russian hackers breached an unclassified White House system and gained access to sensitive information including President Obama’s schedule. This comes on the heels of other cyber attacks on many other government agencies, including the Department of State. The U.S. government has not been the only […]

 

 

Could Congress’ Backing of Iran’s Nuclear Deal Cause an Impetuous Rift Between the United States and Israel?

 

 

By Anthony Moreland – With impending legislation that seeks to redress the three decades long sanctions against Iran, the concern troubling many is whether or not there will be unrest regarding United States/Israeli relations in the coming months.  The United States has long held sanctions against Iran dating back to 1979 that first began with […]

 

 

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Cybersecurity and Privacy: Where Can a Balance be Struck?

 

 

By David J Puentes – Recently, it became known that Russian hackers breached an unclassified White House system and gained access to sensitive information including President Obama’s schedule. This comes on the heels of other cyber attacks on many other government agencies, including the Department of State. The U.S. government has not been the only […]

 

 

Could Congress’ Backing of Iran’s Nuclear Deal Cause an Impetuous Rift Between the United States and Israel?

 

 

By Anthony Moreland – With impending legislation that seeks to redress the three decades long sanctions against Iran, the concern troubling many is whether or not there will be unrest regarding United States/Israeli relations in the coming months.  The United States has long held sanctions against Iran dating back to 1979 that first began with […]

 

 

Alleged Israeli Spying and Current Espionage Law

 

 

By Stephanie Rosendorf – Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article stating that Israel spied on the United States/Iran nuclear talks in order to undermine President Obama’s position with the Republican-led Congress. The story quoted statements from anonymous “current and former U.S. officials.” Apparently, the White House found out about the alleged spying […]

 

 

PA and PLO Found Liable for Terrorist Attacks

 

 

By David J Puentes – A jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) liable to the estates of victims and to the victims of terrorist attacks that took place between 2001 and 2004. The terrorist attacks consisted […]

 

 

Scandal at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – What Has Happened Since

 

 

What is the VA hospital scandal? by Chris Pawlik – The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) hospital scandal concerns prolonged systemic deficiencies with the administration of and management of VA-run healthcare networks throughout the United States. The VA is the largest healthcare network in the United States and is responsible for providing healthcare coverage […]

 

 

NSAC Announces its 2015-16 Executive Board

 

 

The University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 executive board. Congratulations to NSAC’s newest wave of leaders! Editor in Chief, Jeremy Gale Executive Managing Editor, Andrew Schindler Chief Notes Editor, Ted Chakos Chief Articles Editor, Stephanie Rosendorf Chief Symposium Editor, Kristin Westerhorstmann Chief Blog Editor, David Puentes Chief […]

 

 

Brian Williams and Embedded Journalism: Should the Military Regress to Battlefield Press Restrictions?

 

 

Anthony Moreland – In Mills v. Alabama, 384 U.S. 214, 218, 86 S.Ct. 1434 (1966) the Court held that the First Amendment supported the “free discussion of governmental affairs.” However, there is no standing that supports a right of media access to U.S. military units in combat. Flynt v Rumsfeld, 355 F.3d 697 (D.C. Cir. […]

 

 

Nuclear Arms Agreements Between the United States & Iran: A reachable goal or a naïve, idealistic fantasy?

 

 

Stephanie Rosendorf — Since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979, relations between the United States and Iran have been rocky at best and non-existent at worst. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of tension lately between the United States, Iran, and Israel over negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. and Iranian officials have been meeting […]

 

 

Yemen’s AQAP Ripple Effect – How AUMF Changes Could Affect U.S. Strategies

 

 

David J. Puentes — Since 2001 when al-Qaeda brought itself to the forefront of publicity and dragged the word “terrorism” into the spotlight by its September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York, factions have sprung into the limelight everywhere. One of the most publicized of these factions, due to their continuing brutality, […]

 

 

Trial Update: Concerns in the American Sniper Murder Trial – Editor’s Note

 

 

Update as of 2/25/15 @ 11:52pm – Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of the murders of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. As more information comes out we will update this article again. Original Article Below: Nicholas H. Esser – Known widely for the popular movie American Sniper, one of history’s most deadly snipers […]

 

 

 

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