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Abu Ghraib

CIA Officer Eyed In Abu Ghraib Prisoner Death

AP | By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A CIA officer who oversaw the agency's interrogation program at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and pushed for approval to use increasingl...

Supreme Court Rejects Abu Ghraib Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq who wanted to sue defense contractors ov...

Political Interference With Torture Investigations Is Un-American

Human Rights First | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

Almost a decade after reports of death and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody at Abu Ghraib and other sites came to light, the prosecutor appointed to look into some of these serious, criminal allegations is reportedly moving forward.

Bush-Era CIA Mistakes Under Fresh Scrutiny

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opened a torture and war crimes grand jury investigation into the interrogation and death of a prisoner ...

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Tortuous Logic: Bin Laden's Death Should Not Be Used as a Pretext To Divide the Public on Torture

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The political repercussions of using or endorsing torture are profound. As the U.S. learned -- or should have learned -- during the Abu Ghraib fallout, political trust and respect are difficult to earn and easy to lose.

Republicans On Torture, Post-Osama Bin Laden: Defending Against Prosecution?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

In these days since President Barack Obama announced that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, notice how quickly Re...

Bradley Manning's Abuse: Army's Dishonor, Obama's Shame

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

If our Commander in Chief shrinks into the background and ignores the abuse of Bradley Manning, how can he expect to maintain his credibility as our leader, as the moral compass of our country?

2010 Poll: Egyptians Dislike Obama, See U.S./Israel as "Threats," Want Clergy More Political

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Zogby

Based on our polling done there last summer, we know that Egyptians are disappointed with Barack Obama and have a decidedly negative view of U.S. policy in the Middle East.

A Toast to the Bravery and Sacrifice of Whistleblowers

John Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

I toast the bravery and sacrifice of all those who decide to put the public interest before their own, who take action rather than turn a blind eye, and who pay the consequences long after they leave the headlines.

Congratulations, Congress for Speedily Working on This: It Only Took You Six Years

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Although most of the crimes committed against the Iraqi prisoners were carried out by regular U.S. military forces, there was some private military contractor involvement.

Going Viral: A How-To Guide from Time Magazine's Joel Stein

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshua Kors

Wednesday night I rocked the political world. I went on YouTube and uploaded a remarkable video: a clip of an American soldier testifying before Cong...


Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Government secrecy is increasingly the norm. At the same time, government surveillance is pervasive, reversing the proper relationship between a democratic government and its citizens.

UK's 'Abu Ghraib' Site Of Systematic Abuse, Iraqi Civilians Claim

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Brutal footage of Iraqi prisoners allegedly being abused at a secret British military interrogation center that has since been nicknamed "UK's Abu Ghr...

Pentagon Braces For Huge WikiLeaks Dump On Iraq War

Yahoo! News | Phil Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon said on Sunday it had a 120-member team prepared to review a massive leak of as many as 500,000 Iraq war documents, which are expected to...

Media Buys into Political Frame of National Security Case

Dave Saldana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Saldana

Those of us who believe in the Rule of Law are equally invested in protecting our national safety and in capturing and convicting those who have done us harm.

Torture Is American

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anne-Marie Cusac

Torture is American. How do I know? I am a reporter who for years covered allegations of prison abuse and ill treatment in domestic U.S. prisons. Nearly every technique used at Abu Ghraib had a close, recent parallel in a U.S. facility.

Outsourcing the Dirty War in Afghanistan

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

Bob Woodward's new book Obama's Wars reveals that the CIA maintains a 3000-strong Afghan paramilitary force that conducts cross-border operations into Pakistan. It's news in the U.S., but Afghanis have known this for long time.

Why The President Wins If The Democrats Lose

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

Few things are ever certain politics. But this one seems like it might qualify: the Democratic Party will suffer a colossal defeat in the fast-approac...

Tea Partiers Aren't The Only Angry Ones

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I want the Tea Party to know that they are not the only angry ones in this country. This anger has been brewing for quite a few years. I am angry too

Cable News Blew It! US Soldiers Charged - Murder, Cover Up, Trophies, Skulls, Fingers!

Victoria Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Victoria Jones

Twelve American soldiers charged with a total of 76 crimes, including the premeditated murders of three Afghan civilians and the beating of one or more fellow soldiers. Sounds like an outtake from Predator.

They Tortured Me for My Health -- Don't Let It Happen to You

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lev Raphael

From Prague to D.C. the new rage in tourist attractions is torture museums. Is that thanks to the Bush administration? The closest I had ever come t...

The War on Terror Was Lost at its Inception

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dylan Brody

Terror cannot be defeated with military action, no matter how powerful or how well equipped the military that takes the action. Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy.

A Cold Cup of Tea

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Unquestionably, America's political system needs a third voice, a third party. It has happened in Britain. But American conservatives are too querulous, and American liberals and self-styled progressives are too timid.

From Nine to Ten and the Commemoration of 9/11

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Sunday, September 11, 2011 will be the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The politicization of the events a...