Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has sent a terrific letter explaining why he won't be bringing the Armed Services Committee's reported version of the National Defense Authorization Act to the Senate floor for a vote.
Are Abu Ghraib torture victims entitled to compensation? Not one victim of official cruelty in U.S. custody has had access to an enforceable, effective remedy because the government has argued that allowing these claims to be heard would endanger national security.
The first time I taught a one-hour class 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 practicalities that really concerned him.
The use of drones to deliver deadly force is not necessarily a violation of law. In war, killing is permitted, but subject to certain limitations. The U.S should make public the criteria it uses to determine that a drone strike is lawful.
The politics of fear in America has created a dangerous blind spot in our national security. That was on vivid display today Peter King's hearings on the "extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community."
The administration's decision to assign prisoners "personal representatives" rather than lawyers, and to allow continued indefinite detention based on classified evidence, reflects a serious limitation in the new order.
America must end the Guantanamo boondoggle. That means bringing to justice now those charged with crimes, sending home those who have been cleared, and ensuring that there is no one held without charge or transfer.