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Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay

Diplomacy

A New Era

Report 21 January 2009
In the words of his inaugural address and his first actions in office, President Barack Obama made clear that he would pursue foreign policy in line with progressive values and American ideals
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Terrorism & National Security

Bush Administration Rewrites Failed Terrorism Legacy

Report 15 January 2009
This evening President Bush will give a farewell address to the nation in which he will undoubtedly claim that thanks to his national security policies America has not been hit by a terrorist attack since 9/11.  But while our law enforcement agencies and military work to protect Americans from attack, President Bush leaves behind a legacy of failure. The Bush Administration has succeeded in overinflating the terrorist threat at home and utterly discrediting it abroad. 
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Terrorism & National Security

A Legacy that Takes Time to Undo

Report 13 January 2009
On his first day in office, President-elect Obama will announce that his administration will close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. His announcement represents a clear repudiation of President Bush’s approach to detention policies that have failed to bring terrorists to justice and have damaged the credibility of our justice system and our democracy in the eyes of the world.
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Week Confirms an Undeniable Legacy of Failure

Report 12 December 2008
Despite attempts by the Bush administration to tout its legacy, it is very clear that President Bush is bequeathing his successor eight years of incompetence and failed policies that have left America significantly weaker.
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Terrorism & National Security

Bush Detainee Policy in Disarray

Report 10 December 2008
After seven years of the “War on Terror,” the administration’s military commissions system has managed only to convict three low-level al Qaeda functionaries, two of whom have already been sent home. Now the military tribunals have become even more of a farce. This week it was revealed that the five defendants – including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed the alleged mastermind of the 9-11 attacks – intended to plead guilty.
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Terrorism & National Security

Bush Leaving Office with Detainee Policy in Disarray

Press Release Washington, D.C. 10 December 2008
Terrorism & National Security

Hamdan Transfer: A Positive Step towards Ending a Failed System

Report 25 November 2008
Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration’s detention policies have failed to bring terrorists to justice while damaging the credibility of our justice system and our democracy in the eyes of the world.
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Terrorism & National Security

Hamdan Transfer: A Positive Step Towards Ending A Failed System

Press Release Washington, D.C. 25 November 2008
Diplomacy

Rebuilding America's Alliances

Press Release Washington, D.C. 24 November 2008