Letters and Politics

Russian Involvement in Election 2016 and the ‘Enemy Combatant’ Designation

On today’s show, our host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Kurt Wagner, Senior Editor of Recode, who specializes in business and tech-related stories, about the relationship between the Russian government and American social media in terms of the 2016 election.

We then discuss the recent Manhattan terror attack with Karen J. Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. In particular, we discuss the designation ‘enemy combatant,’ which allows the United States to detain suspected terrorists without criminal charges. It was abandoned by the Justice Department in 2009; now Trump is reviving the designation. A noted expert on national security, terrorism, and civil liberties, she is the author of several books including Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State.

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