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Interrogators from the military, CIA, and FBI all agree that torture is counterproductive

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June 26, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged senators to oppose the nomination of Steven Bradbury to serve as general counsel in the Department of Transportation as a result of his pivotal role in...
June 22, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports this morning of the use of torture in secret detention facilities in Yemen operated by Yemeni and United Arab Emirates forces, and potential U.S....
September 26, 2016 Top Items Global Refugee Crisis On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Immigration and National Interest Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the administration’s FY2017 refugee...
April 12, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised CIA Director John Brennan for comments he made over the weekend asserting that the CIA would refuse to carry out orders to torture individuals, and...
April 11, 2016 Top News Bahrain Ahead of President Obama’s upcoming participation in the Gulf Cooperation Council summit scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia later this month, ...
March 14, 2016 Top News Targeted Killing Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active...
February 17, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Twenty-six of the nation's most respected interrogation and intelligence professionals today released a letter sent to all candidates for president urging them to publicly...

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Factsheet | August 30, 2016
Service members of the United States Armed Forces are required to disobey orders that violate the law. As retired Marine Corps General John Allen recently said: “When we swear an oath to support...
Letter | February 17, 2016
September 17, 2015 Dear Presidential Candidate, We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals who served in the U.S...
Factsheet | April 24, 2015
“The Dark Science of Interrogation” Bloomberg Business by Drake Bennett, 12 Feb 2015 The interrogation techniques being taught and used today (including coercive methods) have never been...
Opinions | February 15, 2015
This is an excerpt from Bloomberg Read more In August 2003, six months after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and four months into the bloody insurgency that followed, Steve Kleinman, an Air Force...