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Abu Ghraib

War Movie Marathon

Chris Kelly | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Does torture fit with historical American values? One need only look to the filmography of the great Dana Andrews for the answer.

Should America Be Involved in Democracy Promotion in the Arab World?

James Zogby | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

We fail to recognize the damage that has been done to "brand America." While many Americans still want to see ourselves as "the shining city on the hill," we simply do not understand that is not how most Arabs see us.

Life In a Box

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Americans were once riveted by the horrific news of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Today, I believe there is another atrocity taking place inside our own American prison system.

Is Our Military Addicted to 'War Porn'?

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Our military is addicted to war porn, and this fact may ultimately usurp any legacy of honor or glory the military may cling to. No longer can the world be duped by the government-controlled facade of the U.S. soldier as a liberating force for good.

Video of Marine Atrocities Highlights Split Between Right Wing and Our Military

Jon Soltz | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Jon Soltz

There are no words to express my disgust at the video making the rounds today, of U.S. Marines apparently urinating on the dead bodies of the Taliban.

The End of the Iraq War and the Beginning of an Election Year

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In today's parlance, Iraq looks like a war that was brought to us by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent, and attempting to further some ill-defined geopolitical goal of the 1 percent.

Both Sides Now: Iraq -- End of an Error

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIf the base can't embrace Mitt's switches and Newt's swagger, is it their fault or voters unhinged by Fox and Obama?

NYC 'Terror' Suspect Out-Geneva's Manhattan DA

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

And as long as the U.S. remains "at war" either literally or rhetorically, either directly or by proxy, we will continue to present our infrastructure as legitimate targets to our adversaries. If we want to be safe, we have to end the wars!

Army Sniper to Riot Police: Just Say "No, I'm Not Going to Shoot."

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Since his return from combat, former Iraq Veterans Against the War board chair Garett Reppenhagen has tirelessly opposed the Iraq war as well as all recent acts of U.S. aggression -- including the violent attack of Occupation protesters.

A Conversation With Helen Benedict: Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Len Hollie | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Helen Benedict has written five novels and five books of non-fiction. I recently spoke with Benedict about the unique undertaking of writing both fiction and non-fiction from the same research material.

Elise Foley

John McCain: We Won't Go To War In The Middle East Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon McCain defended the government's decision to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, b...

Torture: Blinking In The Face Of Evil

Satpal Singh | Posted 10.30.2011 | Religion
Satpal Singh

Many religions believe in a compassionate God, and that all humans are children of God. When most of us would shudder just thinking about our child being tortured, how can we justify the brutalization of God's sons and daughters?

Making War, Not Love: A French View On America's Obsession With Sex

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Pascal Brukner | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

PARIS - A few years ago, we were on a family beach vacation in Florida. After a swim, my two-year-old daughter took off her bathing suit. Suddenly, th...

Convicted Abu Ghraib Abuse Ringleader Released From Prison

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

The convicted ringleader of detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib was released Saturday from a military prison, an Army spokeswoman said. Charles Graner Jr.,...

WATCH: Male Rape Victims -- The 'Double Taboo' Of Global Sexual Violence

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

The increasingly brutal raping of Congo women has been dominating the global headlines for some time, but now, Al-Jazeera is shedding light onto an ev...

CIA Officer Eyed In Abu Ghraib Prisoner Death

AP | By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A CIA officer who oversaw the agency's interrogation program at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and pushed for approval to use increasingl...

Supreme Court Rejects Abu Ghraib Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq who wanted to sue defense contractors ov...

Political Interference With Torture Investigations Is Un-American

Human Rights First | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

Almost a decade after reports of death and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody at Abu Ghraib and other sites came to light, the prosecutor appointed to look into some of these serious, criminal allegations is reportedly moving forward.

Bush-Era CIA Mistakes Under Fresh Scrutiny

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opened a torture and war crimes grand jury investigation into the interrogation and death of a prisoner ...

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Tortuous Logic: Bin Laden's Death Should Not Be Used as a Pretext To Divide the Public on Torture

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The political repercussions of using or endorsing torture are profound. As the U.S. learned -- or should have learned -- during the Abu Ghraib fallout, political trust and respect are difficult to earn and easy to lose.

Republicans On Torture, Post-Osama Bin Laden: Defending Against Prosecution?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

In these days since President Barack Obama announced that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, notice how quickly Re...

Bradley Manning's Abuse: Army's Dishonor, Obama's Shame

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

If our Commander in Chief shrinks into the background and ignores the abuse of Bradley Manning, how can he expect to maintain his credibility as our leader, as the moral compass of our country?

2010 Poll: Egyptians Dislike Obama, See U.S./Israel as "Threats," Want Clergy More Political

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Zogby

Based on our polling done there last summer, we know that Egyptians are disappointed with Barack Obama and have a decidedly negative view of U.S. policy in the Middle East.

A Toast to the Bravery and Sacrifice of Whistleblowers

John Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

I toast the bravery and sacrifice of all those who decide to put the public interest before their own, who take action rather than turn a blind eye, and who pay the consequences long after they leave the headlines.