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May 20, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes  today’s announcement by the Obama Administration that it will comply with a federal appeals court ruling and publicly release the legal...
May 16, 2014 “From our own difficult experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq, we know that turning the tide of an insurgency requires more than force.” These were the words of the State Department’s Ambassador Robert...
April 22, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First praises yesterday’s decision by a federal appeals court to release portions of the Justice Department memo that provided the legal justification that underpinned...
April 21, 2014 Several news outlets are reporting "massive" and ongoing joint U.S./Yemeni lethal operations against suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen. CNN is reporting that at least 65...
April 04, 2014 This week, BuzzFeed reported that a bipartisan group of senators has been meeting to discuss the utility of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), the law passed in the days after 9...
March 20, 2014 This week, Foreign Policy reported that the United States will be sitting out a United Nations Human Rights Council discussion of a Pakistani resolution to examine the legality of U.S. drone strikes...
February 25, 2014 This blog is cross-posted from Huffington Post. This week, senior Pentagon officials and nominees for top defense policy posts will testify in Congress about the state of the U.S. armed forces and...

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Letter | March 08, 2018
  We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply concerned about the reported changes to the United States’ policy on the use of lethal force overseas, including through armed...
Letter | March 07, 2018
President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: I write to urge you to provide Congress and the American people with as much...
Factsheet | October 30, 2017
Download The recent deaths of 4 U.S. service members in Niger have prompted members of Congress to give renewed attention to the scope of war authorities that govern U.S. counterterrorism military...
Letter | June 01, 2017
June 1, 2017   Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Jr., USA Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20500...

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