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Raffaela Wakeman
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:13 PM
As Wells mentioned, a recent U.S. strike in northwest Pakistan may have been aimed at Abu Yahya al-Libi, Al Qaeda's #2.

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As Wells mentioned, a recent U.S. strike in northwest Pakistan may have been aimed at Abu Yahya al-Libi, Al Qaeda's #2. Joby Warrick and Haq Nawaz Khan report at the Washington Post, as do Declan Walsh and Eric Schmitt at the New York Times, and Kimberly Dozier from the AP. Sabirhan Hasanoff, a joint U.S. and Australian citizen, has pled guilty to charges of providing material support to Al Qaeda. Colin Moynihan at the New York Times reports. Lots of people are talking about the Flame virus: Tom Gjelten over at NPR's Weekend Edition discusses it, as does Scott Neuman at NPR's The Two-Way,the New York Times selected that as its topic in the Room for Debate, Remember that whole cybersecurity legislation debate? Rep. Jim Langevin, Democrat of Rhode Island, hasn't forgotten. Brendan Sasso at The Hill reports on his speech at West Point. Reaction to the New York Times piece last week on Obama's kill list continues: Scott Shane writes at the At War blog on the New York Times on the rumors spurred by his co-written article, Micah Zenko wonders how many civilians have been killed at CFR, and Gregory McNeal adds his two cents over at Forbes. After those reports last week that U.S. spies have infiltrated North Korea, the U.S. commander there, Brig. Gen. Neil Tolley has been replaced. Choe Sang-Hun at the Times gives the details. Edwin Meese III has written this LA Times op-ed on the Law of the Sea Treaty, and asks the Senate to think hard prior to taking action on it. And Frank Gaffney, Jr., the president of the Center for Security Policy writes at the Washington Times on the treaty as well. For more interesting law and security-related articles, follow us on Twitter, visit the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law’s Security Law Brief, Fordham Law’s Center on National Security’s Morning Brief, and Fordham Law’s Cyber Brief. Email us noteworthy articles we may have missed at and

Raffaela Wakeman is a Senior Director at In-Q-Tel. She started her career at the Brookings Institution, where she spent five years conducting research on national security, election reform, and Congress. During this time she was also the Associate Editor of Lawfare. From there, Raffaela practiced law at the U.S. Department of Defense for four years, advising her clients on privacy and surveillance law, cybersecurity, and foreign liaison relationships. She departed DoD in 2019 to join the Majority Staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where she oversaw the Intelligence Community’s science and technology portfolios, cybersecurity, and surveillance activities. She left HPSCI in May 2021 to join IQT. Raffaela received her BS and MS in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009 and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, where she was recognized for her commitment to public service with the Joyce Chiang Memorial Award. While at the Department of Defense, she was the inaugural recipient of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s General Counsel Award for exhibiting the highest standards of leadership, professional conduct, and integrity.

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