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March 26, 2014 March 27, 2014 Update: This blog was updated to reflect Sen. Feinstein's announcement that a vote is expected on Thursday, April 3.  The Senate intelligence committee has...
March 25, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is urging President Obama to direct White House staff to lead the declassification process of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11...
March 20, 2014 The pressure is mounting to declassify the Senate torture report. Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein came to the Senate floor and accused the CIA of spying on Senate intelligence committee staff...
March 17, 2014 A public outcry arose last week around the Senate torture report when Senator Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of blocking investigation of the CIA’s torture program. The CIA has reportedly been...
March 14, 2014 The Senate Intelligence Committee produced a landmark 6,000-page report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. This report has the potential to end the debate on torture and prevent its...
March 12, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes President Barack Obama’s unequivocal statement today that he supports declassification and public release of the Senate intelligence committee’s report...
March 11, 2014 I've made my career as military intelligence officer, responsible for leading interrogations in multiple theaters against some of our toughest adversaries. So when I say I oppose torture, it's...

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Issue Brief | February 01, 2018
When terrorism suspects are captured or arrested, it is important for the United States to learn all that it can from these individuals to prevent future attacks and gain knowledge about terrorist...
| August 09, 2017
July 31, 2017 Dear Senator,  We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals. Our collective professional...
Factsheet | August 30, 2016
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 we swear an oath to support...
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...