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Dick Cheney Had Secret Resignation Letter Locked In A Safe

Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

In his new memoir, "In My Time," former Vice-President Dick Cheney reveals that he had a secret, signed letter of resignation locked in a safe at all ...

Innocent, But Forced to Confess -- To Murder

Rashad Robinson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Rashad Robinson

Every day, many law enforcement officials treat Black youth as criminals, denying them their right to due process and basic dignity. The consequences of these practices are life-threatening.

Dumb Question of the 21st Century: Is It Legal?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Is the Libyan war legal? Was bin Laden's killing legal? Were those "enhanced interrogation techniques" legal? These questions are irrelevant. In terms of "foreign policy," and "national security," the U.S. is now a post-legal society.

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 | Home
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...

Since When Are Moral and Constitutional Violations Judged by Whether or Not They Work?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

It is bizarrely fascinating to me that the conservatives have found vindication for torture, Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, foreign prison sites...

With Bin Laden's Death - Torture Is Still Not The Answer

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Torture debases the persons tortured, as well as the torturers, and it violates the two truths that are common to most people of faith: every human being is created in God's image and we should love our neighbors as ourselves.

The Death of OBL: The Perfect Purple Moment... Almost

Lanny Davis | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The stunning news of the death of Osama bin Laden on Sunday night was quickly followed by spontaneous celebrations in front of the White House, Times ...

NY Times: Harsh Interrogation Methods Played 'Small Role At Most' In Bin Laden's Capture

The New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Did brutal interrogations produce the crucial intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden?...

The Truth Behind U.S. Interrogation Policy

Human Rights First | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

by Joe Navarro Has the CIA been displaced from its rightful role as global terrorist jailer and interrogator, a shift that may make the United States...

Jason Linkins

Red Cross Study: A Majority Of Teens Now Support Torture | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

Over at the Daily Beast, Daniel Stone dives into a study on torture conducted by the American Red Cross. "Americans' opinions on torture seem to have ...

Graham Bill Plays Right Into al Qaeda's Hands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Al Qaeda wins even if its terrorist attacks fail, so long as it sees the U.S. reacting with alarm - allowing itself to be "terrorized."

Latest CIA Interrogation Tapes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Even if the newly released footage of Bin al shibh's interrogation in Morocco shows largely benign interrogations, we shouldn't forget that many of the videotapes that the CIA destroyed in 2005 documented serious abuse.

Unhappy Anniversary: Eight Years of Continuing Lawlessness

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The Defense Department now obstructs justice by suppressing evidence of its own criminal actions. This sordid history indicates the perverse depths to which our nation has unfortunately fallen.

John Burge Perjury Trial Begins, Prosecutors Say They Will Prove He Encouraged Torture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal perjury trial for former police commander Jon Burge, who allegedly led a crew of officers who tortured confessions out of hundreds of susp...

The Cost of Torture on Returning Vets

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

We're now beginning to see additional effects of waterboarding -- severe PTSD and suicides among those that were asked to torture and abuse detainees.

Are Cook County's Interrogation Techniques Foolproof? The Reid Technique Examined

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Diana Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Following his January 14 release from prison, convicted murderer Michael Tillman became th...

Lawfare Conference Takes Aim at Terrorists' Efforts to Wage "Legal Jihad"

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heather Robinson

Last Thursday The Lawfare Project, a non-profit founded by attorney Brooke Goldstein (pictured above) to confront "lawfare" - which Goldstein defined...

Interrogation Critics Ought to Give it a Try Sometime

Jack Cloonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Cloonan

Those politicians and pundits who denounce the decision to Mirandize Mr. Shazhad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, do a disservice to the men and women in law enforcement who every day try their best to protect us.

Should Terror Suspects be Mirandized?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Yes, in this case, it appears that we have caught the perpetrator red-handed. The evidence of his guilt is overwhelming, so the argument for treating him differently has some visceral appeal. But let's test it by the facts of this very case.

CIA Interrogation Methods: Documents Show 68 Lawmakers Were Briefed On Program

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA officials briefed at least 68 U.S. lawmakers between 2001 and 2007 on enhanced interrogation methods like simulated drowning that were being consi...

Unfulfilled Promises: Guantanamo and Torture, Difficulties in Burying Sins of the Past

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Arabs have developed a healthy skepticism about the ability or desire of U.S. presidents to deliver on promises to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but they are willing to believe that the U.S. can change direction.

Torture Has To Be Investigated No Matter What Dick Cheney Calls It

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Dick Cheney may like to call those interrogations "enhanced," but in everyday parlance they're what the DOJ is implicitly acknowledging: tortured.

Bush Speech Writer Makes Jack Bauer Look Reasonable

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

A new book from a former speech writer for President George Bush makes a number of wild claims in an effort to "correct the record" about the CIA enhanced interrogation program.

The Next Generation of American Interrogators

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

There are two areas in particular where interrogators would benefit from improvement. The first is in adapting non-coercive criminal interrogation techniques. The second is the realm of cultural knowledge.