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March 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) speech on the Senate floor in which she addressed the need for a strong oversight mechanism in Congress and noted...
March 05, 2014
Five years ago today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) launched an inquiry into the CIA's post-9/11 torture program. SSCI chair Senator Dianne Feinstein has called this “one of...
March 05, 2014
Washington, DC –  Reports that the CIA may have unlawfully monitored Senate staff working on a Senate intelligence committee inquiry into the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program...
February 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Twenty of the nation’s top former interrogators and intelligence officials sent a letter to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) urging them to...
February 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Thirty-one of the nation's most respected retired admirals and generals sent a letter today to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to vote to...
February 07, 2014
Today marks the 12th anniversary of a Bush Administration Military Order accepting the advice of counsel that the Geneva Conventions would not apply to the conflict with Al Qaeda and...
November 13, 2013
Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s nominee, Jeh Johnson, to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS...

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Letter | May 01, 2014
May 1, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Obama: We appreciate your commitment to declassify the Senate...
Opinions | April 03, 2014
By Raha Wala The Senate intelligence committee will finally take a vote today that promises to end the debate on torture once and for all. For years now, pundits and torture proponents have been...
Transcription | April 01, 2014
Featuring: Former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, Former Senior Intelligence Officer with U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Kleinmen, and Human Rights First’s Senior Counsel for Defense &...
Opinions | March 27, 2014
Op-ed by Former Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora An unprecedented public feud has broken out between Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee and a strong...