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Obama Administration Writes Rights Out of New Indefinite Detention Law

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Obama administration had an opportunity to make clear that it takes due process rights and international law seriously, and that, as the war in Afghanistan winds down, it plans to bring indefinite military detention without meaningful review, charge, or trial to an end.

U.S., Afghanistan Agree On Handover Of Prisons

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military and the Afghan government sealed an agreement Friday on the gradual transfer of control of the main U.S. ...

The Latest Skirmish in Afghanistan: Hate to Say We Told You So

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The U.S. government can't credibly insist that the Afghans improve their justice system and treatment of detainees if the U.S. military doesn't first get its own detention house in order.

A Bad Day (and New Year) for U.S. National Security

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Politically, there may be reasons why Congress has supported the National Defense Authorization Act, including the many earmarks that bring costly projects to members' districts. But as a matter of national security and American principles, the bill is a disaster.

The Talibanization of Central Afghanistan

Erin Fitzgerald | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Erin Fitzgerald

Recent months have witnessed a surge of Taliban activity in historically more stable regions of Afghanistan, with an increasing number of insurgent attacks taking place in the provinces surrounding Kabul.