iOS app Android app

Uss Cole Bombing

Admiring Our Current Heroes

Rob Taub | Posted 07.26.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

My family and I had the privilege of touring the USS Cole, a guided missile Destroyer that was docked in Staten Island for Fleet Week. I was born in Staten Island, and my father lived there when he joined the Navy, so it was a good homecoming for us.

Bin Laden Relative Could Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Thousands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.21.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

There are lots of reasons one might be concerned about the severity of U.S. terrorism law. But I wouldn't expect criticism of this aspect of the American criminal justice system from those law-and-order lawmakers clamoring for the United States to be tougher on terrorism.

Does the Accused USS Cole Bomber Have a Right to Hear Evidence of his Own Torture?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Does an accused man have the right to hear classified evidence he already knows, when it's directly relevant to whether he'll be put to death? Not in a U.S. military commission, according to the government.

How This Miami Holocaust Survivor Is Working To Fight Terror

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once said, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation...

Andrea Stone

Lippold Book Seeks to Put 'Forgotten' USS Cole Bombing Back On 'Front Burner' | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven months before the 9/11 attacks, suicide bombers sent by Osama bin Laden blew a huge hole in a U.S. Navy destroyer that had stoppe...

Al-Nashiri Case Will Highlight All That Is Wrong With Military Commissions

Human Rights First | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Human Rights First

The first Guantanamo detainee case will yet again demonstrate that the military commissions are inherently flawed and that terror suspects should be tried in federal courts.

Guantanamo Trials: Another Torture Victim Charged

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In the real world, where evidence obtained through torture is inadmissible, it remains unclear whether the government's attempts to set up a judicial system for alleged terrorists will ever be successful.