04/11/14 Jonathan Landay

Jonathan Landay, a national security and intelligence reporter for McClatchy Newspapers, discusses the Senate report exposing the CIA’s lies about the effectiveness and severity of their enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT) program; the shaky foundations of Justice Department legal opinions authorizing torture; the neoconservative group that pushed the Saddam-9/11 theory, leading to false confessions of prisoners under [...]

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04/10/14 Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold, author of News Junkie, discusses what the Senate Intelligence Committee report says about CIA black sites; the secret CIA prisons in Poland, Guantanamo, Diego Garcia and Afghanistan; the experimental torture on Abu Zubaydah conducted before John Yoo’s infamous torture memos; and the huge increase in FOIA requests since the Snowden leaks.

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04/10/14 Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison, a senior editor at The American Conservative, discusses the pro-Russian protests in eastern Ukraine; the thousands of Russian troops gathered at Ukraine’s border, poised for invasion; US benevolent global hegemony vs. the real world; and NATO’s mission of “keeping the Germans down, the Russians out, and the Americans in.”

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04/09/14 Clive Stafford Smith

Clive Stafford Smith, the founder and Director of Reprieve, discusses Shaker Aamer’s continued detention in Guantanamo despite being cleared for release by the Bush and Obama administrations; Aamer’s physical and psychological damage from severe torture and confinement; why the UK doesn’t want him back; and how Guantanamo has damaged the US’s reputation worldwide.

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04/08/14 Michael Rattner

Michael Rattner, President Emeritus at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the federal court dismissal of a joint CCR/ACLU lawsuit challenging US drone killings of three American citizens; the court’s deference to presidential authority without regard to due process of law; and the proper definition and application of the laws of war.

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04/07/14 Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist, discusses how the US intelligence community helped prevent military intervention in Syria; John Kerry’s repeated lies about the Sarin gas attack and an “unbelievably short war” scenario; Obama’s surprising resolve to defy the neoconservatives and the Israel lobby; and why the rift with Russia shouldn’t nix [...]

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