Luke Hartig, Just Security

Luke Hartig

Just Security

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Luke:

Questions on the Baghuz Strikes

We provide a list of specific questions for members of Congress, reporters, and investigators to ask about the strike. → Read More

Reexamining the Fundamentals of the Drone Program After the Kabul Strike

"This may well be a watershed moment for the drone program." → Read More

Remembering Bush 41: Two Failed Elections and Lessons on Leadership

I met George H.W. Bush in 1992, during a campaign swing of his through San Diego on my 12th birthday. → Read More

Can Bolton Actually Deliver an America First National Security Policy?

Time will tell if Bolton can deliver a hardline and America First national security policy that has so far eluded him. → Read More

Pluses and Minuses of the Imminence Standard in Counterterrorism Strikes

Luke Hartig analyzes the benefits and drawbacks of the imminent threat standard in counterterrorism strikes. → Read More

Trump’s New Drone Strike Policy: What’s Any Different? Why It Matters

Obama's Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council analyzes new playbook for drone strikes. → Read More

What Can Stop the Next Black Hawk Down: Risks to Special Operation Forces in the Trump Era

The next tragedy involving Special Operation Forces is likely but preventable. Here's what the Trump team can still do. → Read More

Preventing the Next Black Hawk Down

(Editors’ note: This article is the second of a three-part series by the author on the Trump administration’s use of special operations. Read → Read More

The Unstable Status Quo: The Trump Administration’s Approach to Special Operations

(Editors’ note: This article is the second of a three-part series by the author on the Trump administration’s use of special operations. Read → Read More

We Shouldn’t Forget the Lessons of Black Hawk Down: Part I

Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Somalia, 1993. (Editors' note: This article is the first of a three-part series by → Read More

Reported Emirati Abuse of Detainees and the Perils of U.S. Partnerships

Early Thursday morning, Maggie Michael and Maad al-Zikry of the Associated Press published a disturbing story documenting widespread → Read More

Reading the Tea Leaves of Trump’s NSC Shakeup

The announcement on Wednesday that President Donald Trump had removed political advisor Stephen Bannon from his guaranteed seat on the → Read More

A Colleague’s Response to Finer and Malley on Obama’s Strategy Against Terrorism

The months since Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election have been a time for soul searching among those of us who served → Read More

Disrupting the White House: Peter Thiel’s Influence is Shaping the National Security Council

Over the past week, the White House appointed five new senior National Security Council staff officials. Two in particular signify the emerging → Read More

Can Trump Unravel Obama’s Rules of War?

For eight years, the Obama administration has pursued a tough-minded war against al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups that has eliminated → Read More