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June 16, 2017
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By Scott Johnston After 9/11, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force, known as an “AUMF.” This AUMF gave the executive branch the authority to use force...
June 13, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
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Meet Chase Millsap, a U.S. Marine and Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq. He’s also a filmmaker. On one of Chase’s tours, as a young platoon commander in Al Anbar in 2006, an Iraqi...
June 12, 2017
Assistant, Human Trafficking
On Wednesday, Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Senators Grassley (R-IA), Feinstein (D-CA), introduced the Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017. This bill updates and...
June 08, 2017
Associate, National Security
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If those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, what happens to those who willfully ignore history and make every attempt to cover it up?  Last Friday, reports...
June 08, 2017
Researcher
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This is part one of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Since 9/11, the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has held more than 780 detainees. Using unknown...
June 06, 2017
Assistant, Human Trafficking
The past few years have seen several improvements in prosecution and awareness of human trafficking crimes in the United States. After the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was passed, there...
June 05, 2017
Senior Director, Communications
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Top Items Trump Administration Asks the Supreme Court to Reinstate Refugee Ban On Thursday the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals'...
June 05, 2017
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By Morgan Aiken On May 31, Human Rights First filed an amicus brief in the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri. Signed by 12 retired generals and admirals...
June 02, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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President Trump and President Sisi of Egypt like to exchange compliments and to make grand statements about their resolute stance against terrorism. Speaking after the horrific attack on...
May 30, 2017
Advocacy Counsel, National Security (Joffe Fellow)
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The case against accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants should be the trial of the century. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks—the largest loss...

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