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Retired Military Leaders

These leaders know firsthand that the country’s ideals are a national security asset.

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November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees to Europe, bringing the prison’s population down to 143.  The transfer constitutes significant...
October 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Retired Generals Joseph P. Hoar and Charles C. Krulak today sent a letter to President Obama urging his administration to unconditionally oppose torture at the U.N. Committee on...
October 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Seventeen of the nation's most respected interrogation and intelligence professionals today released a statement expressing their opposition to torture, arguing that the practice...
June 19, 2014
Washington, D.C. - As the House of Representatives and Senate prepare to consider amendments to appropriations measures that would add more stringent restrictions or ban entirely the transfer of...
May 19, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of this week’s deliberations in the House and Senate over the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 37 of the nation’s most respected retired generals and...
May 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today renewed its calls for the White House to expeditiously declassify and publicly release the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA...
May 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Thirty of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged President Obama to lead the declassification process of the Senate intelligence committee’s CIA...

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Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Senator: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Representative: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo...
Letter | May 01, 2014
May 1, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Obama: We appreciate your commitment to declassify the Senate...
Factsheet | March 25, 2014
Affiliations are for identification purposes only. Download Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): “We're not going to stop. I intend to move to have the findings, conclusions and the executive...