January 6, 2017 Donald J. Trump President-elect of the United States of America Trump Tower 735 5th Avenue New York, NY 10022 Dear President-Elect Trump, We are a group of 176 retired flag officers from all branches of the United States military. We have over six thousand years of combined experience in commanding and leading American […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
GENERAL CHARLES C. KRULAK, USMC (RET.) GENERAL DAVID M. MADDOX, USA (RET.) GENERAL MERRILL A. MCPEAK, USAF (RET.) GENERAL BARRY MCCAFFREY, USA (RET.) VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. CARMONA, USPHS (RET.) LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN CASTELLAW, USMC (RET.) LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT G. GARD, JR., USA (RET.) VICE ADMIRAL LEE F. GUNN, USN (RET.) LIEUTENANT GENERAL RICHARD L. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Getting Away with Torture by Sheldon Richman Now we have it straight from the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Under any common meaning of the term, CIA detainees were tortured. I also believe that the conditions of confinement and the use of authorized and unauthorized interrogation and conditioning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
General Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (Ret.) General Charles C. Krulak, USMC (Ret.) October 27, 2014 The President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, We write to you as co-chairs of a group of over fifty retired generals and admirals who believe […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Torture and Terrorism: In the Middle East It's 2011, In America It's Still 2001by Andy Worthington, April 1, 2011 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation The gulf between what’s happening on the ground in the Middle East and the way it is perceived by the U.S. intelligence services — as well as the gulf […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wikileaks: Suppressing the Investigation of Tortureby Andy Worthington, December 7, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation . In the relatively small number of U.S. diplomatic cables released to date by WikiLeaks, from its cache of 251,287 documents, the most disturbing revelations concerning the “war on terror” deal with the pressure that the Bush […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Obama’s Moral Bankruptcy Regarding Torture by Andy Worthington, June 28, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation Saturday was the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, established twelve years ago to mark the day, in 1987, when the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment or Treatment […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Prosecuting a Tortured Child: Obama’s Guantánamo Legacyby Andy Worthington, May 3, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation here . Since coming to power 15 months ago, promising to close Guantánamo within a year, and suspending the much-criticized military commission trial system for terror suspects, President Obama’s zeal for repudiating the Bush administration’s “war on terror” detention policies […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why Judges Can’t Free Torture Victims from Guantánamoby Andy Worthington, April 26, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation here . Last December, I wrote about the case of Saeed Hatim, a Yemeni in Guantánamo whose habeas corpus petition had been granted by Judge Ricardo Urbina. At the time, Judge Urbina’s unclassified opinion had not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Abu Zubaydah: Tortured for Nothingby Andy Worthington, April 5, 2010 Origninally published online at the Future of Freedom Foundation. The story of Abu Zubaydah — a Saudi-born Palestinian whose real name is Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn — has always been absolutely central to the “war on terror.” Seized in a house raid in Faisalabad, Pakistan, on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.