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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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Testimony | October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 We understand that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) will soon release portions of its study on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) rendition, detention, and...
Transcription | August 11, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the August 5 media telebriefing featuring retired Generals Joseph Hoar and Paul Eaton, former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, and Human Rights First’s...
Opinions | August 06, 2014
An opinion piece by Antonio M. Taguba ALEXANDRIA, Va. — THE Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release key sections of its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Michael J. Quigley In 2009 with bi-partisan support, the Senate intelligence committee began an investigation of the CIA’s use of so-called “enhanced...