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This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force)
February 1, 2013 | Blog

The Obama Administration is engaged in a worldwide dragnet of detention and death that raises troubling questions and fervent debate over the fight against terrorism. Continue reading

A soldier puts up a barbed-wire fence to secure three prisoners of war at Balad airport, approximately 50 miles north of Baghdad. April 2003. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
May 24, 2012 | On Democracy

Why it’s important to face the truth about U.S. torture tactics as we honor Americans in uniform. Continue reading

Former Counselor of the State Department Philip Zelikow, gestures during a break in a Senate Administrative Oversight and the Courts subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. May 2009. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 6, 2012 | Blog
The declassified 2006 memo reflects strong disagreement within the Bush administration over the constitutionality of enhanced interrogation techniques.
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May 9, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill talks with law professor Phillipe Sands about “enhanced interrogation methods” — code for the use of cruelty in the pursuit of confessions. Continue reading