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Matthew Alexander

Torture Doesn't Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that a comprehensive report of over 6000 pages on this topic compiled by investigators at a cost of $40 million remains classified and hidden away.

Dan Froomkin

Torture May Have Slowed Hunt For Bin Laden, Not Hastened It | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

Torture apologists are reaching precisely the wrong conclusion from the back-story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, say experienced interrogators and ...

Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to Bin Laden

David Danzig | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

Four leading former interrogators and intelligence officials argue today that, "The use of waterboarding and other so-called 'enhanced' interrogation...

How a U.S. Army "Gator" Gets Information in Less Than 10 Minutes

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Danzig

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.

Rep. King: Meet Muslim-American Heroes

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

I know what Muslim-American interpreters and soldiers are doing for their country -- some are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Representative King's words are an insult to those heroes.

"Damn Right" Bush Says He'd OK Torture Again, But Waterboarding Did Not Save Lives According to U.S. Interrogators

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

When the CIA asked President George W. Bush if they had the authority to waterboard suspected Al Qaeda operative Khalid Sheik Muhammed in 2003, Presid...

The Company You Keep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Yesterday's announcement by acclaimed musicians that they were signing onto our National Campaign to Close Guantanamo Bay generated a harsh response from Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol.

Why Musicians Are Right, Liz Cheney Is Wrong

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

By lobbying to keep Guantanamo Bay open, Liz Cheney's group is helping keep alive one of the greatest recruiting posters that al Qaeda ever had.

The Torture Report

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Five years after Abu Ghraib, the Defense Department is still withholding photographs showing prisoners being abused at other facilities, as well as interrogation directives used by special forces.

Did the Washington Post's Richard Cohen Scare the "*#*!#!" Out of You?

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

Why would U.S. interrogators choose to use torture when other techniques have proven to be so much more effective?

Ex-Interrogators Are Mad as Hell About Torture, and They're Not Gonna Take Cheney Anymore

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

More and more, former interrogators and counterinsurgency experts are using Dick Cheney's recent ubiquity to expose his iniquity regarding the torture and abuse of detainees.

Why Do So Many Republicans Hate America?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I say that Cheney and Gingrich don't love America because they don't seem to care about American values as they have traditionally been viewed.

Former Interrogator Slams Cheney Over Torture Policy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

According to Matthew Alexander, the torture and abuse conducted at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo became the number one recruiting tool for foreign fighters who attacked coalition forces in Iraq.

FBI Interrogator: Waterboarding Does Not Work

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

According to Ali Soufan, an FBI interrogator, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" procedures caused a key Al Qaeda operative to clam up, not provide actionable intelligence.

My Written Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

This is my full testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse read a portion of this statement near the end of today's hearing.

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.

Jason Linkins

Interrogator On Daily Show: 'I Never Saw Coercive Methods Pay Off' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Matthew Alexander (not his real name) is a fourteen year Air Force vet who served as an interrogator in Iraq, and he's written a book called How to Br...

Former US Interrogator: Torture Policy Has Killed Thousands Of US Soldiers

AlterNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amy Goodman: Writing under the pseudonym Matthew Alexander, a former special intelligence operations officer, who led an interrogations team in Iraq t...

Interrogator Speaks: I'm Still Tortured By What I Saw In Iraq | Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I should have felt triumphant when I returned from Iraq in August 2006. Instead, I was worried and exhausted. My team of interrogators had successfull...