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Reviewing the force resolution is not optional. And yet, the risk is obvious: this sort of discussion can go badly awry in a Congress that has preyed on Americans’ fear of terrorism to needlessly attack civil liberties and the rule of law. Congress could broaden, rather than rein in military power.Rosenthal also has a post about the CIA’s role in shaping Zero Dark Thirty. (Earlier, Gawker had obtained a CIA memo demonstrating just how much the agency's input affected the movie.) Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall of the New America Foundation argue in this CNN.com op-ed that the threat of recidivism among Guantanamo detainees is wildly overblown by lawmakers and the intelligence community. The Times editorial board discusses the Pentagon's report on Chinese misbehavior regarding cyber issues. According to the Washington Times, the White House is likely to grant the FBI’s request for greater Internet surveillance powers. Charlie Savage of the Times also reports. Dawood I. Ahmed, who wrote this guest post on how the Pakistani media was covering Dr. Shakil Afridi’s case, has an article in Foreign Policy about whether the country can legally shoot down a U.S. drone. Three days before elections in Pakistan, Sumera Khan of Pakistan’s Express Tribune informs us that the country’s Centre for Research and Security Studies has found “that some 2,674 people lost their lives in 1,108 incidents of violence across the country” from January to April of this year. For more interesting law and security-related articles, follow us on Twitter and check out the Lawfare News Feed, visit the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law’s Security Law Brief, Syracuse’s Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism’s newsroll, and Fordham Law’s Center on National Security’s Morning Brief and Cyber Brief. Email Raffaela Wakeman and Ritika Singh noteworthy articles to include, visit the Lawfare Events Calendar for upcoming national security events, and check out relevant job openings at the Lawfare Job Board.