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May 12, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. In the wake of reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad allegedly used sarin, a chemical weapon, it appears that U.S. President Barack Obama is on the brink of...
May 09, 2013
Op-ed by Jack Cloonan. We already knew that the CIA gave unusual access to the creative team behind the movie “Zero Dark Thirty.” Now we know at least some of what the agency got in return. A memo...
April 30, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. In response to a question Tuesday about the hunger strike at Guantanamo, President Obama reaffirmed his desire to close the prison. “I’ve asked my team to...
April 29, 2013
Op-ed by Raha Wala. Vice President Biden and Senator McCain are right. What’s at stake here is nothing less than the only official documentary record of the post-9/11 CIA detention and...
April 22, 2013
Op-ed by Retired Navy Rear Admirals John Hutson and Donald J. Guter. The fundamental question of whether Guantanamo should even exist as a prison has been lost in the cacophony over hunger strikes...
April 14, 2013
Op-ed by Brian Dooley. The promoters of Bahrain's Grand Prix urge you to "Imagine your moment." It's a great slogan. It's supposed to reflect "the excitement from all Formula 1 fans... as well as...
March 19, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. Recently a lawmaker in Greece’s national parliament denounced his government’s call for Greeks to observe a day of commemoration, calling it “unacceptable.” The target of...
March 11, 2013
Op-ed by Daphne Eviatar. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith's case clearly belongs in a civilian U.S. court. It's unfortunate that some lawmakers have used this case to whip up hysteria and champion the failed...
March 02, 2013
Op-ed by Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, USA (Ret.). Since the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. presidents have claimed broad new powers in the name of fighting terrorism. Although some of these...
February 26, 2013
Op-ed by Gabor Rona. After many years of trying in vain to find the line between lawful and unlawful court-ordered killing, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun threw up his hands. "From this day...

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