34% of Americans think that elected officials care about the opinions of people like them. Four of them are former Judge Advocate Generals of the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps.
News continues from the Mukasey hearings and it's not good if you're an administration looking for a few good men. The time is long past when hearings about administration nominees, for any post with more responsibility than Department of Amo
On Sept. 6, 2006, President Bush announced the CIA's overseas secret prisons had been emptied and 14 al-Qaeda leaders taken to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But there has been no official accounting of what happened to 30 other "ghost prisoners
...But the FBI still insists that its agent did nothing wrong. And the feds swayed the court to suppress that portion of a recent decision detailing how the FBI agent used the threat of torture to break an innocent man.
Oh, Paris in October! When every ex-DefSec's thoughts turn to investigations! An erstwhile American ally stands firmly beside the Gem of the Ocean in her struggle against the forces of terrorism. More on the latest French can of worms.
Well into the night of Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, lt. Cmdr. Matthew Diaz sat alone at his desk in the headquarters of the American detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, consumed with a new project. [a brave man]
Arar was arrested during a stopover in New York in 2002 on his way home to Canada from a holiday and was deported to Syria. He says he was tortured during the year he spent in Damascus jails.
"BUSH lies" doesn't cut it anymore. It's time to confront the darker reality that we are lying to ourselves. The Times unearthed yet another round of secret Department of Justice memos countenancing torture. President Bush gave his
A jury has refused to convict boot camp employees in the beating death of a 14 year old boy despite video evidence of the accused kicking and punching the boy shortly before he died. No wonder authorities think they can get away with murder. They do
President Bush's administration tortures detainees in defiance of international law, former US president Jimmy Carter charged. "I don't think it, I know it, certainly," Carter told CNN when asked if he believed the US administration
The Supreme Court today refused to give a hearing to a German man who says he was wrongly abducted, imprisoned and tortured by the CIA in a case of mistaken identity.
An associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post says that until George W. Bush and others in his administration endure the "harsh" treatment to which terrorism suspects are subjected, then Bush "will be remembered as the pres
Press TV correspondent in Afghanistan, Fayez Khurshid has said that he was tortured by US forces after his illegal detention last night. According to Khurshid, foreign soldiers stopped him on the way home, grabbed him by the collar and asked if he w
When the Justice Dept publicly declared torture "abhorrent" in a legal opinion in December 2004, the Bush adminstration appeared to have abandoned its assertion of nearly unlimited presidential authority to order brutal interrogations.
For over 5 1/2 years the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has held hundreds of innocent men. Humanitarian aid workers, teachers or students of the Koran, businessmen, economic migrants, and refugees from persecution – all were swept up for bounty paym
In EVERY war, information is a weapon. In a "war against terrorism", where the adversary wears no uniform and hides among the civilian population, information can matter even more. But does that means that torture can sometimes be justifi
The controversial interrogation technique known as water-boarding, in which a suspect has water poured over his mouth and nose to stimulate a drowning reflex, has been banned by CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden, current and former
The federal judge then presiding over Mr. Padilla's criminal case in Miami refused to permit further inquiry into the torture allegation, and instead ordered Padilla's lawyers not to raise the issue during trial. The difference between Mr. Mo
The U.S. military is building a mobile courtroom complex on an unused runway at the Guantanamo Bay naval base and plans to be ready by March to conduct as many as three terrorism trials at a time. The $10 million project will add two new courtrooms t
Top military lawyers have told senators that President Bush's new rules for CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists could allow abuses that violate the Geneva Conventions, according to Senate and military officials.
The Bush administration told a newly formed appeals court that discrepancies between the nation's new terrorism law and the way it is being carried out should not stall one of the Pentagon's first terror trials. Government attorneys urged to
Military interrogators posing as "lawyers" are attempting to trick Guantanamo prisoners into providing them with information. This incredible and illegal practice contributes "to the prisoners' suspicions that the (real) lawyers ar
The New York Times actually painted the conviction of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as "a significant victory for the Bush administration." If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. But that doesn’t
When Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, an Army reservist with 26 years’ experience in military intelligence, stepped forward to complain the entire process of confirming the detainees’ status as “enemy combatants” was severely flawed, often relying on “gener
In 1951, psychiatrist Joost Meerloo coined the term "menticide" to describe the kind of systematic psychological violence that the Chinese inflicted upon American POWs during the Korean War. The US government insists that mind-killing is an
The American Bar Association voted Monday to urge Congress to override a Bush adminstration order authorizing the CIA to use interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, and sensory and sleep deprivation. The nation's largest lawyers'
The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi admitted the Bulgarian medics jailed on charges of infecting children with HIV were tortured during captivity. The 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor have maintained their confessions were extracted t
The US is considering a request from the British Foreign Office to release five former UK residents from Guantanamo Bay detention center.
A rare look inside the CIA's secret interrogatioin program.
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was subjected to the CIA's harshest interrogation methods while he was held in secret prisons around the world for more than 3 years, part of an interrogati