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December 31, 2011
Federal court convictions of individuals charged with terrorism offenses since 9/11: 494 Number of district courts where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 60 Number of states...
December 31, 2011
Updated on June 3, 2014 In the current version of the Guantanamo military commissions: Defendants in military commissions, who were tried ex-post facto for conduct such as “material support...
December 31, 2011
Obstructing the transfer of detainees out of Guantánamo impedes the President’s ability to close the prison, which serves as a recruiting tool for al Qaeda.  Admiral Dennis Blair, former...
December 31, 2011
A company risks enabling mass atrocities when it provides resources, goods, services, or other forms of practical support that help sustain crimes against humanity or genocide. These crimes may...
December 31, 2011
Science shows torture is counterproductive.  Although pain is commonly assumed to facilitate cooperation, scientific research suggests abusive questioning – including sleep deprivation and...
August 31, 2011
As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moved from the House to the Senate a growing chorus of opposition emerged regarding the bill’s detainee provisions. The final bill did not fix...
June 13, 2011
What you need to know about sectarian violence in Egypt.  Download
April 30, 2011
National security experts agree: torture did not lead to bin Laden. Download
February 28, 2011
According to news reports, more than 140,000 refugees have fled Libya in the wake of ongoing turmoil, a number that is expected to grow in the coming days and weeks. UN officials on the ground along...
December 31, 2010
The vast majority of U.S. private contractors do their jobs conscientiously and courageously - often putting their lives at risk in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But there have been a series...

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