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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Security & Intelligence Studies

This guide may be used by researchers who are searching information, data, primary sources, and general resources on the subjects of Intelligence, National Security, Terrorism and sources for U.S. Military.

Constitutional Security Law

Both the powers of the President and the powers of Congress to declare war, direct the military, repel invations, suppress insurrections, and govern the land are laid out within the United States Code and USCA.  Laws relating to military and national security are found in the following sources.  Examples of legislation include: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978; Homeland Security Act of 2002; Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004; National Emergencies Act; USA PATRIOT Act of 2001; War Powers Resolution.  You can also find administrative security law in the Code of Federal Regulations and in the Federal Register.

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