Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Raffaela Wakeman
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 12:09 PM

In the federal case brought by Judicial Watch in May to release photos depicting Osama bin Laden's death, the federal government has filed several documents in support of its argument against release. Josh Gerstein at the Politico reviews the documents in depth, and posts all of the documents as well. They are: government's motion, Bennett's declaration, McRaven's redacted declaration, and Neller's declaration.

Lawfare Book Review Editor Kenneth Anderson blogs at Opinio Juris on the use of drones in warfare, and provides a critique of David Ignatius' argument in his column last week.

After resigning because of allegations that he ran an illegal contract spy ring in Afghanistan with ex-CIA officer Duane Clarridge, former Air Force employee Michael Furlong believes he will be cleared of any wrongdoing. Kimberly Dozier, the AP's Intelligence Writer has the scoop (via the SFGate). The story was initially covered by the New York Times back in 2010, after which Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered an investigation.

The November issue of The Atlantic will feature this profile by Matthieu Aikins of Abdul Raziq, a U.S. ally in Afghanistan playing a major role in the fight against the Taliban. Aikins reports on the abuses that Raziq and his men have been accused of, including torture, and what the U.S. relationship might mean for these accusations.

Former Army psychiatrist Elspeth Cameron Ritchie writes on TIME's Battleland blog about the lack of adequate preparation for medical care for detainees.

Jim Miles over at Foreign Policy Journal reviews Peter Bergen's new book, "The Longest War."

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