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Category: National Security

Newtown Dad Says We Won’t Forget

by WS Editors | Apr 1, 2013 | Legal Affairs, National Security

Neil Heslin appears on a new television ad produced by Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to put pressure on Connecticut legislatorscurrently debating a ban on military-style rifles and high capacity magazines as well as the implementation of criminal background checks.Heslin went on CNN Thursday to push back against a new CBS poll that suggests […]

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Learning to Love Torture

by Bonny Tamres-Moore | Feb 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

“There can be no doubt that torture is illegal. There are no wartime exceptions for torture, nor is there an exception for prisoners or ‘enemy combatants,’ nor is there an exception for ‘enhanced methods,’” lawyer/journalist Scott Horton wrote in Harper’s in 2008. Prohibition of torture is jus cogens (compelling law), a principle of international law […]

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American Torturers on Trial, But Not in the United States

by James A. Goldston | Feb 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

Almost a decade after he was kidnapped and forcibly disappeared by Macedonian officials acting at the behest of the CIA, Khaled El-Masri has finally secured a measure of redress. After years of denial in Skopje (capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), stonewalling in Berlin and silence in Washington, the European Court of Human […]

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How Rove Became Rove

by WS Editors | Dec 1, 2012 | National Security, Politics

1970 Poses as a volunteer for a Democratic Senate candidate in Illinois and circulates a letter to homeless people, advertising “free food, beer, girls and a good time for all” at the candidate’s campaign event. 1974–77 The Washington Post reports Rove taught Nixon- style “dirty tricks” to College Republicans. Rove is investigated and cleared by the […]

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Intelligence Contractors’ Complex

by Barbara Koeppel | Jun 15, 2012 | National Security

In our May 15, 2012 issue, National Security Agency executive turned whistleblower Thomas Drake described the agency failures that led to 9/11. In part two of Barbara Koeppel’s interview with Drake, the ex-spy reveals the agency’s corrupt practices. Let’s talk about the corruption. What kinds of numbers were involved? Billions. I have prima facie knowledge […]

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