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July 13, 2015
By Derek Claytor As a young eighteen-year-old Marine Private First Class on my first deployment, I was tasked with watching over two detainees suspected of terrorist activities as they were...
July 09, 2015
Elisa Massimino, in an article for Roll Call, writes that the Senate’s passage of the McCain-Feinstein amendment with a landslide bipartisan 78-21 vote is more than a policy victory. On this key...
June 26, 2015
Washington, D.C.– To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls on members of Congress to protect an historic provision in the National...
June 26, 2015
By Carolyn Tackett Today, on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, it is important for the United States to reflect on its painful past as an abuser, its failure to bring...
June 23, 2015
Top News Combatting Violent Extremism This week, from June 24-28, Kenya will host a regional conference on countering violent extremism. The gathering will bring together more than 300...
June 17, 2015
Yesterday, the Senate approved Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein’s anti-torture amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. With a 78-21 vote, the McCain-...
June 16, 2015
Top News Torture This week, the Senate is expected to continue consideration of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act that includes a bipartisan amendment introduced by Senators John...

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Infographic | June 12, 2015
To: Senators, congressional staff, and other interested parties  From: Former interrogators and intelligence professionals (Steven Kleinman, William Quinn, Torin Nelson, Joe Navarro, Frank...
Talking Points | June 11, 2015
National security experts, including our nation’s most respected military and intelligence leaders, support the McCain-Feinstein amendment because it enhances national security while preventing...
Letter | June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015 Dear Senator, As retired generals and admirals who believe that American ideals are a national security asset, we urge you to support the amendment to the 2016 National Defense...
Letter | June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015 Dear Senator, As intelligence and interrogation professionals who have offered our collective voice opposing torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, we...