About Phillip Carter

Phillip Carter is an attorney and writer in New York City, where he practices government contracts and national security law with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. He has written amicus briefs for the landmark cases FAIR vs. Rumsfeld and Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld. He also edits the Convictions legal blog for Slate magazine and contributes articles on law and national security to newspapers and magazines.

Phil served on active and reserve duty for nine years in the U.S. Army as a military police and civil affairs officer. From October 2005 to September 2006, he was an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police in Baqubah, the capital of Iraq's Diyala province. He has consulted on operational and legal issues for state and local anti-terrorism task forces, and he has lectured about law and terrorism at UCLA.

Phil was a founding member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and he also serves as a principal of the Truman National Security Project.

From July to November, Phil will be on leave from Intel Dump, with several guest contributors blogging in his absence.

By Phillip Carter |  April 4, 2008; 9:05 AM ET
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