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January 12, 2015 1. Close the door on Torture With the release of the 500-page summary of Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture and detention after 9/11, the country finally has many of the...
January 08, 2015 As Congress enters its 114th session, this blog series addresses what we believe should take top priority. While 2014 brought progress on national security issues, such as the release of the...
January 05, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed proposed legislation that would prevent the future use of torture or cruel treatment by the CIA or any other branch of the U.S....
January 01, 2015 This blog is a cross-post from Huffington Post. Last month's revelations about CIA torture have hurt U.S. credibility worldwide. The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA Interrogation...
December 24, 2014 In a groundbreaking case, the DC Circuit Court refused to let North Korea avoid liability for the presumed torture and killing of Reverend Kim Dong Shik, kidnapped by North Korean officials in 2001....
December 23, 2014 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. Nine years ago today CIA Director Porter Goss wrote to senior U.S. intelligence officers assuring them that the agency’s torture interrogations “...
December 19, 2014 It sounds like a scene from a spy thriller: two defense attorneys waiting to meet with their client suspect that the CIA is spying on them. They stand on their chairs, examine the smoke detector on...

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Factsheet | August 30, 2016
Read More and Download 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...
Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We secured a landmark law solidifying the ban on this abhorrent practice More than a decade ago, we began building a coalition of distinguished military leaders to challenge the damaging...
Letter | June 30, 2016
  Download Letter to Republican National Committee Download Letter to Democratic National Committee As retired military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, we committed our professional...
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...