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This past May, PFC Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old Army intelligence analyst who allegedly boasted of leaking video and documents to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, was arrested. Originally held ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 09:09 AM PST with 35 Recommends
The first time I taught a one-hour class at the US Military Academy at West Point, a 20-year-old student made it very clear that while he might be studying ethics, law and morality in school, it was ...
by David Danzig
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 01:14 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
The trove of Iraq war documents recently made public by Wikileaks underscores several important truths.
by Gabor Rona
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 02:15 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
The government's star witness in the sentencing hearing of Omar Khadr continued to talk for hours on the stand today, explaining his view of why he believes that the Canadian captured in 2002 at the ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 07:43 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh has promised to produce the Obama administration's legal justification for its increased use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists, reports Shane ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 04:43 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
The pander-to-fear-du-jour for members of congress is a >provision that would prevent the ...
by Gabor Rona
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 12:32 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Talk about exquisite timing. Two days ago, the New York Times reported on the just-released ...
by Gabor Rona
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 04:37 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
The rulebook for the Military Commissions were just issued last night, after months of commission proceedings without them.
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
As our combat troops leave Iraq, the number of private security contracts is expected to increase over two fold. What does this mean for our ability to hold them accountable for their conduct in war ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 08:30 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
The thing that first strikes you about Guantanamo Bay's "Camp Justice" is what an extraordinary effort was made to create something that never needed to exist. Though federal courts have been ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Apr 07, 2010 at 04:27 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
This time last year, President Obama responded to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act with a signing statement. Objecting to the law's restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 01:46 PM PST with 9 Recommends
To paraphrase H.L Mencken, no one ever went broke underestimating how low a politician will go to gain an advantage. Exhibit A: Vice President Joseph Biden, who ...
by Gabor Rona
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 11:32 AM PST with 9 Recommends
In a surprising verdict issued late Sunday afternoon, a military commission jury sentenced Omar Khadr to 40 years ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 11:49 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
As the government continues to ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:14 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Andrew McCarthy, the former prosecutor and National Review Online columnist, has lately been highly critical of trying suspected terrorists in traditional federal courts. (In the past, he's ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 02:14 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The death of Osama bin Laden last week is ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In recent months we heard a lot of pundits wax hysterical about the chaos and mayhem the federal court trial of a former Guantanamo detainee would bring to New York. The folks at Keep ...
by Sharon Kelly HRF
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 08:07 AM PST with 7 Recommends
For months now, certain commentators and legislators have been arguing that Congress needs to pass a new law authorizing the indefinite detention without charge or trial of suspected terrorists and ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 03:11 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Abu Ghraib. Eight years ago the Iraqi prison was the site of physical and psychological torture, rape, sodomy and murder of Iraqi prisoners committed by Americans under the authority of Americans. ...
by Gabor Rona
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 13, 2011 at 10:37 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The flood of news stories in the wake of the latest Wikileaks document dump reveal how one Guantanamo detainee after another was imprisoned at Gitmo for years based on tips from informants that ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 09:55 AM PDT with 5 Recommends