A 21st Century State Department: Transformation and Resourcing
Mr. Gingrich has called for a “profound rethinking of the culture and systems of the State Department” to address the foreign policy challenges facing the United States today. Join him for a discussion of how he thinks this transformation should take place, as well as the increasing importance of nonmilitary elements of power in U.S. security strategy.
U.S. Department of Justice Memo: Applicability of Federal Criminal Laws and the Constitution to Contemplated Lethal Operations Against Shaykh Anwar al-Aulaqi
This U.S. Court of Appeal's Second Circuit ruled that this redacted version of a 2010 Justice Department memo, which "signed off on the effort to target Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American citizen deemed a terrorist, for killing without a trial," had to be released, in response to FOIA requests filed by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The creation of the U.S. Forest Service at the turn of the twentieth century was the premier example of American state building during the Progressive Era.
In December 20, 2013, the Department of Defense was tasked with reporting improvements on the prevention and response to sexual assault in the military. It released its report on November 25, 2014. NY Senator Karen Gillibrand responded, saying data from the study that indicated that sixty-three percent of victims report being retaliated against for coming forward about their assault.