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April 30, 2013 By Glenn Carle Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, National Intelligence Council Author, The Interrogator The argument about whether torture works is still...
February 21, 2013 Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged the filmmakers, actors and engineers behind the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty...
February 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to publicly support declassification of the...
February 08, 2013 Washington, DC – Today Human Rights First released a sign-on letter with 162 signatories including the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations to President Obama and...
February 07, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed commitments from John Brennan during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to support release...
February 01, 2013 Washington, DC – Twelve of the nation’s most respected former interrogators sent a public letter to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to question CIA...

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Letter | August 13, 2021
Dear President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, Ambassador Rice, and Advisor Sullivan:  We, the 95 undersigned organizations, write to express our profound disappointment at Secretary Mayorkas...
Letter | June 01, 2021
Human Rights First and 16 partner organizations from seven countries published a letter calling on governments to act urgently to protect Afghan locally employed civilians (LECs) of NATO member...
Letter | May 10, 2021
Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) led fifteen veteran-led organizations in a letter calling on President Biden to swiftly evacuate the over 17,000 Afghans in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)...
Letter | July 22, 2019
Read and Download The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520   Dear Secretary Pompeo: We, the undersigned U.S. foreign...