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June 11, 2013
Lost in the weekend’s flood of NSA whistleblower news was an important piece by Doyle McManus in the Los Angeles Times titled “Why won’t the Pentagon tell us who our enemies are?” It’s a good...
May 23, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed President Obama’s pledge to pursue an exit strategy from the current armed conflict, to take concrete steps to close...
May 16, 2013
Washington, DC – Senators, military leaders and administration officials today voiced deep skepticism about calls for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force, concerns shared by Human...
May 14, 2013
When talking about the future of counterterrorism and war, four letters seem to be on everyone’s lips in Washington these days: AUMF. Last week, Politico reported that legislators have been...
April 25, 2013
Washington, DC — Human Rights First today praised Senator Feinstein’s letter to National Security Advisor Tom Donilon calling for the transfer of cleared Guantanamo detainees. The organization notes...
March 25, 2013
This is a cross post from Huffington Post Once again, this time timed with Secretary of State John Kerry's unannounced visit, the United States has officially handed over the keys to the Bagram...
January 25, 2013
This is a crosspost from Huffington Post Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators have asked the government to preserve the notorious “black sites” where U.S. agents tortured detainees...

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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...