Archive for ‘November, 2013’

From The Diaries Of A Gitmo Detainee: What It’s Like To Be Tortured

From The Diaries Of A Gitmo Detainee: What It’s Like To Be Tortured

This is a must-read investigative report based on documents exclusively obtained by Al Jazeera America and written by TPR Editor-at-Large Jason Leopold (h/t Digg for the headline). Excerpt: The officer, Abu Zubaydah wrote in his diary, “ordered that I should be tied up to the high bars so I can’t sit down or sleep during the night, […]

Reflections On American Power And Foreign Policy

Reflections On American Power And Foreign Policy

The chaos in the Middle East affords an opportunity to consider whether the United States’ foreign policy around the world is hurting the country rather than helping it, to consider whether U.S. policies are increasing enmity against the United States and increasing the likelihood of terror attacks against the West. As the drumbeat for military intervention in Syria and Iran increases, the question is whether additional U.S. military intervention in the Middle East is even rational when political destabilization has resulted virtually everywhere the U.S. has left its footprint.

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

A new exclusive investigative story by Jason Leopold, who obtained the long sought after personal diaries of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee captured after 9/11 subjected to a brutal torture regimen by US government interrogators. The six volumes of diaries shed light on Zubaydah’s evolution from computer engineering student to student of jihad in […]

Blue Ribbon Task Force Says Army Field Manual On Interrogation Allows Torture, Abuse

Blue Ribbon Task Force Says Army Field Manual On Interrogation Allows Torture, Abuse

A report by a multidisciplinary task force, made up largely of medical professionals, ethicists and legal experts, has called on President Obama to issue an executive order outlawing torture and other abusive techniques currently in use in the military’s Army Field Manual on interrogations. The Task Force, which wrote the report for The Institute on […]

Does Philadelphia’s Fusion Center Care About Your Privacy?

Does Philadelphia’s Fusion Center Care About Your Privacy?

The Declaration has uncovered troubling revelations regarding law enforcement operations at the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center, which include the fact that the DVIC, an “all crimes, all hazards” fusion center that assists law enforcement agencies in four states, appears to operate without any privacy policy in place, while its privacy officer position has been vacant since […]

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