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Normalizing Torture: Impunity at Home, Rendition Abroad | Counterpunch

  by ALFRED W. McCOY After a decade of fiery public debate and bare-knuckle partisan brawling, the United States has stumbled toward an ad hoc bipartisan compromise over the issue of torture that rests on two unsustainable policies: impunity at home and rendition abroad. President Obama has closed the CIA’s “black sites,” its secret prisons where American agents once dirtied ...

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The Hybrid Rules of Drone Warfare | Joanne Mariner, Verdict

“I don’t think there’s any question but that we are at war,” said then-Attorney-General designate Eric Holder at his confirmation hearing in January 2009, agreeing with Senator Lindsey Graham that the United States and Al Qaeda were embroiled in a global armed conflict. Three years later, with Guantanamo still open, military commission proceedings moving ahead, and terrorist suspects being killed ...

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