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January 30, 2013 Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 10, 2013 Cross posted from Huffington Post.  Last Spring, White House National Security Advisor John Brennan — Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA – gave a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center on...
January 07, 2013 Washington, DC – Following President Obama’s nominations of Senator Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to CIA Director, Human Rights First urges the Senate to engage in a...
January 03, 2013 This blog was crossposted from Huffington Post. It’s rare to come across a judicial opinion that hits the nail on the head so precisely you want to quote whole chunks of it. But U.S. District...
November 21, 2012 Cross posted from Huffington Post.  All men in Pakistan between the ages of 20 and 40 are potential targets for a U.S. drone strike, says former Ambassador Cameron Munter. And all "military-...
November 05, 2012 This blog was crossposted from Huffington Post. Kudos to the Washington Post for acknowledging on Friday that the U.S. presidential campaign has skirted some key questions of U.S. policy -- in...
May 29, 2012 Washington, DC – In response to a New York Times report detailing the Obama administration’s targeted killing strategy, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino asked President Obama to...

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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...
Letter | March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017  The Honorable James Mattis  Secretary of Defense  Department of Defense  1000 Defense Pentagon  Washington, DC 20301-1000   ...
Issue Brief | February 06, 2017
In the fight against terrorism, minimizing and addressing civilian harm resulting from U.S. strikes is one of our most powerful weapons for successfully defeating terrorist organizations. In...

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