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February 06, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. It’s been four years since President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning torture and eight years since the CIA shelved the torture techniques euphemistically...
February 05, 2013
Op-ed by C. Dixon Osburn. John Brennan has said U.S. drone policy is "establishing precedents that other nations may follow, and not all of them [read China, Russia, Iran] will be nations that...
February 02, 2013
Op-ed by Diana Sayed. Women activists have protested all over the world against sexual violence in Egypt. The protests, which took place in front of Egyptian embassies in 20 capitals worldwide and...
January 09, 2013
Op-ed by Elisa Massimino. John Brennan has said that in the struggle against terrorism, the United States must stay true to its ideals. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee should make...
January 08, 2013
Op-ed by Tony Camerino, former senior military interrogator, author of "Kill or Capture" (2010) The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) which she leads just voted with a bipartisan...
January 07, 2013
Op-ed by Michael Marks. ‘ZERO Dark Thirty” hits movie theaters this week, but it has already ignited a debate about torture. At issue is its efficacy — or lack thereof. The film suggests that...
January 03, 2013
Op-ed by Daphne Eviatar. It’s rare for a judge to express regret over her own ruling.  But that’s what happened Wednesday, when Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the...
September 07, 2012
Op-ed by Lieutenant General Harry Soyster, USA (Ret.) and Major General William Nash, USA (Ret.). Sen. Mark Warner will soon cast a crucial vote. He will have an opportunity to take a stand for...
May 11, 2012
Op-ed by Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, USA (Ret.) Late last year, Congress passed and President Obama signed a defense bill that weakens the nation’s struggle against terrorism. The act has...
May 10, 2012
Op-ed by Rear Admiral John Hutson, JAGC, USN (Ret.). As Dr. Seuss's esteemed socio-political activist and commentator, the Lorax, once observed, 'A tree falls in whichever direction it is leaning...

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