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"The coronavirus is expanding the surveillance state. How will this play out?," by Ben Power, Washington Post, March 27, 2020
"House Departs Without Vote to Extend Expired F.B.I. Spy Tools," by Charlie Savage, New York Times, March 27, 2020
"Military Judge in 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Is Retiring," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, March 25, 2020
"Justice Dept. Moves to Drop Charges Against Russian Firms Filed by Mueller," by Katie Benner and Sharon LaFraniere, New York Times, March 17, 2020
"How national security surveillance nabs more than spies," by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, March 15, 2020
"Inside the Most Secret Place at Guantánamo Bay," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, March 14, 2020
"Intelligence Officials Temper Russia Warnings, Prompting Accusations of Political Influence," by Julian E. Barnes, Nicholas Fandos and Adam Goldman, New York Times, March 11, 2020
"With a Year Until Guantánamo’s 9/11 Trial, the Military Has a Long To-Do List," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, March 09, 2020
"Trial of Programmer Accused in C.I.A. Leak Ends in Hung Jury," by Nicole Hong, New York Times, March 09, 2020
"Judge Orders Medical Panel to Evaluate Tortured Guantánamo Prisoner," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, March 08, 2020
"The Interview: Carol Rosenberg on Admiral John C. Ring, and the long arc of Guantanamo Bay," by Amos Barshad, Columbia Journalism Review, March 05, 2020
"Surveillance deal elusive as deadline looms," by Jordain Carney, The Hill, March 06, 2020
"Court Bans Agents Who Botched Carter Page Surveillance From Seeking Wiretaps," by Charlie Savage, New York Times, March 05, 2020
"Lawmakers want the DNI to make public the intelligence community’s assessment of who’s responsible for killing Jamal Khashoggi," By Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, March 03, 2020
"An Interrogation Program Worked Out on the Fly," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, February 26, 2020