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February 25, 2014
This blog is cross-posted from Huffington Post. This week, senior Pentagon officials and nominees for top defense policy posts will testify in Congress about the state of the U.S. armed forces and...
October 11, 2013
The U.S.S. San Antonio, where Abu Anas al-Libi is currently being held. (Wikipedia) This is a cross-post from Foreign Policy in Focus. The rendition of al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-...
October 10, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for Michael Lumpkin, President Obama’s nominee to be assistant secretary of defense for special...
July 22, 2013
Washington, DC – As the Pentagon prepares to hold periodic review board hearings for 71 of the remaining 166 Guantanamo detainees, Human Rights First ‘s Daphne Eviatar issued the following statement...
July 05, 2013
Washington, DC –Five former agents who have worked in or with the FBI are urging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully vet James Comey’s views on detention and interrogation of terrorism...
June 25, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee, a bill that reflects a growing...
June 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that President Obama will nominate James Comey to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino said...

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Letter | June 12, 2013
A coalition of retired admirals and generals uges Congress to support Rep. Adam Smith’s and Rep. Chris Gibson’s amendment #13 to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1960)....
Video | June 04, 2013
President Obama recently delivered a major counterterrorism speech at the National Defense University in which he pledged to renew efforts to close Guantanamo, increase oversight and transparency of...
Opinions | 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....
Video | May 05, 2013
A Discussion with Leading National Security Experts President Obama recently delivered a major counterterrorism speech at the National Defense University in which he pledged to renew efforts to...