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February 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Thirty-one of the nation's most respected retired admirals and generals sent a letter today to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to vote to...
February 07, 2014
Today marks the 12th anniversary of a Bush Administration Military Order accepting the advice of counsel that the Geneva Conventions would not apply to the conflict with Al Qaeda and...
January 03, 2014
This week, The New York Times published an editorial calling for President Obama to offer clemency to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The internet, predictably, exploded in debate. Some...
November 13, 2013
Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s nominee, Jeh Johnson, to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS...
November 08, 2013
Yesterday, Rolling Stone magazine released a story by Matthieu Aikins detailing possible abuses committed by U.S. Green Berets and/or their translators in Afghanistan. This grisly account could be...
October 23, 2013
By Rita Siemion Law and Security Program In yesterday’s pre-trial motions proceedings in the 9/11 military commissions case against Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four co-defendants, defense attorneys...
October 22, 2013
Photo: Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque It is now roughly five months since President Barack Obama announced a new direction for U.S. counterterrorism strategy. "America is at a...

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Opinions | February 18, 2015
This is an excerpt from The Salt Lake Tribune Read more This Thursday at 12:15 p.m., in Room 106 at the University of Utah Law School, Judge Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will...
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...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Video | January 30, 2015
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