A member of Abu Zubaydah’s legal team explains his client’s experience in the wake of the debate over torture and Gina Haspel.
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Annals of the Trump Administration #5: Would Waterboarding Count as "Force," and Must It Be Disclosed?
Katherine Hawkins at the Constitution Project tweeted some good points in response to my earlier posts on Trump, interrogation, and waterboarding (here and here). One concerns the possibility that the NDAA FY'15 in fact does prohibit a Field Manual amendment that would include waterboarding.
In a prior post I discussed the Trump administration's apparent interest in reviving waterboarding as an interrogation method, noted that a federal statute forbids resort to any interrogation method not listed in the relevant Army Field Manual, and explained that the Trump administration might try to overcome that barrier by pushing to have the manual amended to include a classified annex authorizing waterboarding.
The transition to a Trump Administration is now underway. Among many other things, this likely will entail an effort to identify various executive orders issued by President Obama that President Trump will repeal or modify soon after the inauguration.
Last week, Gen. Michael Hayden joined Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes at the Hoover Book Soiree for a discussion of his new book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.
2/18 Session: Trying to Finish Classification Review “Within the Lives of Living Men” and Zero Dark Thirty Discovery
Pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 military commissions case resume with the goal of finishing classification review "within the lives of living men."
When the SSCI initially released its Study on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program in December 2014, the CIA quietly released a "Note to the Reader," which the Senate Intelligence Committee only became aware of last week. Here's what it says.
Amy Zegart responds to Senator Dianne Feinstein on the SSCI Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program.
Senator Dianne Feinstein replies to Lawfare's Amy Zegart on the SSCI Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program.