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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/crsdet.pdf

Offers a set of links to previously issued Congressional Research Service reports on the issue of international agreements and domestic legislation concerning the treatment and interrogation of detainees. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

CIA Comments on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/CIAs_June2013_Response_to_the_SSCI_Study_on_the_Former_Detention_and_Interrogation_Program.pdf

Response of the agency responsible for the detention and interrogation program to the Senate Intelligence Committee study.  Declassified in December 2014.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

Includes the foreword by Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, Findings and Conclusions, and the lengthy Executive Summary.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://intelligence.house.gov/investigative-report-terrorist-attacks-us-facilities-benghazi-libya-september-11-12-2012

Following a two year investigation, this report serves as the definitive statement of the House of Representatives on the Intelligence Community’s activities before, during, and after the tragic events.  Includes links to 6 appendices in addition to the final report.  From the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Oct2014_Report_Final.pdf

Report covers military activities in Afghanistan by U.S. forces from April through September 2014 and describes the transition from combat mission to training and counterterrorism assistance.  Also covers signing of U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement.   From the Defense Department

 

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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