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July 01, 2013
Op-ed by Sonni Efron. On February 25, 2013, a 26-year-old Syrian "hacktivist" who had fled Damascus was sitting up late in his apartment in a Washington suburb watching the Syrian civil war unfold...
June 25, 2013
Op-ed by Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, USA (Ret.) Twenty-five years ago, the United States signed a treaty intended to strengthen the country's commitment to human rights and the rule...
June 12, 2013
Op-ed by C. Dixon Osburn. Though this is an important amendment that deserves careful consideration by the House, it’s not the only option for progress on closing the facility. Rep. Buck McKeon (R...
June 10, 2013
Op-ed by Brian Dooley. Though it is perhaps the most high-profile abuse of power against civil society, the NGO case is only part of Egypt’s attack on human rights and democracy activists. It’s a...
June 06, 2013
Op-ed by  Brigadier General David R. Irvine, USA (Ret.) The Convention Against Torture, which President Reagan signed 25 years ago, states “[n]o exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether...
May 28, 2013
Op-ed by Lieutenant General Charles Otstott, USA (Ret.) and Major General Paul D. Eaton, USA (Ret.) The Senate Armed Services Committee held an important, under-discussed hearing recently....
May 26, 2013
Op-ed by Retired Marines Generals Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar Two years ago, a team of Navy Seals raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden. It was an...
May 24, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. President Obama made important points in his recent speech on national security but none more important than this: “This war,” he said, referring to the armed conflict...
May 24, 2013
Op-ed by Glenn Carle. On the second anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, the Boston bombings remind us that we must continue to be vigilant in the face of terrorist threats. Vigilant, but not...
May 19, 2013
Op-ed by Raha Wala. In 1988, President Reagan led a bipartisan effort to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Torture. Twenty-five years ago today, he told the Senate in a letter that, “...

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