Human Rights First works with a non-partisan group of retired Generals and Admirals: national security experts who spoke out about the danger of embracing policies of abuse when they learned that our country had abandoned its values and authorized torture. Members of the group stood behind President Obama on his second day in office when he signed Executive Orders to end torture and close Guantanamo, and pushed for the Obama Administration and Congress to release the torture report. The group continues work to ensure that America does not return to torture.
Retired Generals and Admirals Call on Obama to Support Public Release of CIA Torture Report, Feb 15, 2013
Retired Military Leaders Call on SSCI to Adopt CIA Torture Report, Dec 12, 2012
Retired Generals, Admirals Statement: Torture is Counterproductive, Unreliable, Immoral and Illegal, Apr 25, 2012
Retired Military Leaders Call on 2012 Presidential Candidates to Reject Use of Torture, Nov 22, 2011
Military Leaders’ letter to Senate Armed Services Committee opposing possible provisions related to torture, Guantanamo, and the Authorization for the Use of Military force. June 15, 2011
Military Leaders’ letter urging the Obama Administration to speak out against the use of torture.
, May 5, 2011