Lawfare No Bull

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Welcome to Lawfare No Bull. We have been doing no bull podcasts, mostly for congressional hearings for a long time on the Lawfare podcast feed, we decided to do more of them incorporating a wider range of the public sound of the world of National Security


So we spun it off as its own podcast. No Bull Lawfare. It will feature primary source audio from a range of sources, speeches, congressional hearings, court proceedings, think tank events, things that we think are interesting and that we think you'll think are interesting. Sometimes edited, sometimes not.


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Supreme Court Hears Abu Zubaydah
1:11:50

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last Wednesday in a case testing the limits of public disclosure about the CIA's secret torture program after the Sept. 11 attacks.


The central issue of the case concerns whether a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, who has never been charged with a crime can subpoena testimony from the CIA contractors who supervised his torture.


Abu Zubaydah was the first prisoner held by the CIA to undergo extensive torture.



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Oct 14, 2021
Aspen Cyber Summit: Fireside Chat with Lisa Monaco
27:57
Produced and hosted by Aspen Digital, the 2021 Aspen Cyber Summit provides one of the most significant stages for discussions around cybersecurity policy, strategy, and operations. The theme of this year's Summit is systemic cyber risk, as leaders in government and industry attempt to understand and control the most dangerous sources of cyber risk that allow adversaries to inflict damage at a regional, national, or international scale.

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Oct 13, 2021
Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before Senate Commerce Committee
1:45:09
The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security held testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, focusing on the potential harms posed to children by social media platforms. Haugen released tens of thousands of pages of leaked internal documents, which she contends show how Facebook has been negligent toward the harm it causes. The hearing covered Facebook’s research into the impacts of its apps on young audiences and its handling of data of children and other users.

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Oct 06, 2021
Senate Armed Services Committee: U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan
1:25:18
The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony today from top Pentagon officials about the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie faced questions about the Biden administration’s plan for conducting counterterrorism missions in the future and an airstrike that resulted in the death of 10 civilians. Additionally, Milley received questions on his calls to the Chinese government in the last few months of the Trump presidency.

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Sep 29, 2021
Mayorkas, Wray and Christine Abizaid testify before Senate
55:42
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine the landscape 20 years after 9/11, focusing on threats to the homeland w/ DHS Secretary Mayorkas, FBI Director Wray, and NCTC Director Christine Abizaid.

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Sep 23, 2021
Joe Biden Speaks to the UN General Assembly
35:08
On today's Lawfare No Bull, President Biden gives his first address before the United Nations General Assembly and discusses an array of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. His speech aims to reassure other nations of American leadership on the world stage and to encourage intensive diplomacy by calling on allies to act quickly and cooperatively to address the major challenges of our time.

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Sep 23, 2021
Statement by PM Johnson, President Biden and PM Morrison on AUKUS Agreement
12:51

It's Lawfare No Bull


Australia, the United States and Britain have jointly announced a new trilateral security partnership that will see Australia scrap a multi-billion dollar program to build French-designed submarines and build a nuclear-powered fleet with U.S. and British technology instead.



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Sep 17, 2021
Secretary of State Blinken on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Senate Foreign Relations Committee)
1:42:38
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken faces the Senate Foreign Relations Committee over the withdrawal from Afghanistan. We took out the speechifying and the grandstanding and included just the questions and answers.

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Sep 15, 2021
George W. Bush 9/11 Memorial Speech
11:26
Former President George W. Bush speaks at Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Sep 13, 2021