New articles in Foreign Policy: torture and assassination

Marjorie Cohn, Abu Zubaydah: Torture’s “Poster Child” read

Charles Webel, The Ethics and Efficacy of the War on Terrorism: Fighting Terror without Terror? Or How to Give Peace a Chance. read

Douglas A. Johnson, Alberto Mora, and Averell Schmidt, The Strategic Costs of Torture. How “Enhanced Interrogation” Hurt America. “Yet torture is not the answer. Far from being a weapon of strength, it has proved to be a strategic liability, a careless shortcut used by those too hasty to conduct a proper analysis and too shortsighted to anticipate its consequences. In the words of John Hutson, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, “Torture is the technique of choice of the lazy, stupid, and pseudo-tough.” We can—we must—do better.” read

New articles in Foreign Policy: torture and assassination

Douglas A. Johnson, Alberto Mora, and Averell Schmidt, The Strategic Costs of Torture. “Far from being a weapon of strength, it has proved to be a strategic liability, a careless shortcut used by those too hasty to conduct a proper analysis and too shortsighted to anticipate its consequences. In the words of John Hutson, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, “Torture is the technique of choice of the lazy, stupid, and pseudo-tough.” We can—we must—do better.” read

How “Enhanced Interrogation” Hurt America
Mattathias Schwartz: Documents reveal CIA censorship in Guantanamo trials. read