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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 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 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 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, “...
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...

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