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June 30, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Sixty-two of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals urged the Republican and Democratic Platform Committees to unequivocally reject the use of...
June 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Abdel Malik Wahab al Rahabi to Montenegro, noting that the pace of transfers must increase if the facility is to...
June 14, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Following today’s passage in the Senate of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Human Rights First urges President Obama to veto the bill if its final version includes...
May 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would make it nearly impossible for President Obama...
April 28, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject  onerous provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would make it nearly impossible for...
March 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.), today urged members of Congress to renew their efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The call came in a...

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October 10, 2016
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Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...
Factsheet | April 17, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act...
Factsheet | April 12, 2018
U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis and the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created for Iraqis who were employed in Iraq by or on behalf of the...
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...