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The Real Origin of the Term 'Enemy Combatant'

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

I have spent over 12 years searching for the person who suggested that the term enemy combatant be adopted by the Bush administration. Now I know. The rest is dismal history.

Extreme Secrecy Undermines the U.S. Effort in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While some secrecy is obviously necessary in the conduct of a war, the U.S. government's extreme secrecy about its detention of thousands of Afghans without charge or trial at the U.S.-run Bagram Air Base is actually creating a threat to U.S. troops, not alleviating one.

Architect of Bush Military Commissions Gets Key Obama Job

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key behind-the-scenes architect of the Bush administration's first version of the military commissions for terrorism suspects -- which the Supreme C...