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Ensuring a durable U.S. consensus against torture.

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May 04, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic  Does interrogational torture work? How frequently must torture be used to produce information to be considered effective? Will innocent detainees be tortured or only...
May 02, 2016 Top News  Guantanamo  As the administration works toward its goal of closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it has scheduled two more Periodic Review Board...
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 28, 2016 Top News Global Refugee Crisis In a move that would severely hinder the ability of the United States to provide protection for those fleeing violence in Syria, several members of Congress...
March 25, 2016 In February former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden published a memoir, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, which he uses in part to defend the CIA’s use of...
March 23, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration for its decision to declassify and publicly release records from Argentina’s “Dirty War.” The announcement came...

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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....
Letter | February 16, 2016
Dear Presidential Candidate, We are a nonpartisan group of retired generals and admirals of the U.S. Armed Forces who have dedicated our professional lives to defending the national security of...
Factsheet | February 10, 2016
Download The CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program allowed the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on detainees captured after 9/11. It was conducted between 2002 and 2009...