Benjamin Wittes

Brookings Institution

Guest

Benjamin Wittes is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on National Security and the Law. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, Wittes is the author of Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times and Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror.

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