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The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Matt Gluck, Tia Sewell
Sunday, August 9, 2020, 8:15 AM

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Benjamin Wittes detailed the Department of Homeland Security’s open source intelligence reporting on his tweets and work by New York Times journalist Mike Baker. Wittes also analyzed a set of internal DHS documents detailing how the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) was empowered to circumvent normal oversight. Frank X. Taylor, who formerly led the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, criticized DHS’s reports on Wittes and Baker and argued that I&A plays a critical role in safeguarding homeland security. And Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast on the bizarre DHS story, featuring commentary from former Assistant Attorney General for National Security David Kris, Quinta Jurecic and Wittes himself:

Matt Gluck is a former associate editor at Lawfare. He studies government and history at Dartmouth College.
Tia Sewell is a former associate editor of Lawfare. She studies international relations and economics at Stanford University.

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