News Roundup: HRF Organizes Meeting With Obama Transition Team and Retired Military Officers Opposed to Harsh Interrogation

Washington Post
Retired Officers Meet With Obama Aides on Interrogation Policy
By Peter FinnThursday, December 4, 2008; A04
A group of retired military officers opposed to harsh interrogation techniques sanctioned by the Bush administration met with members of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team yesterday to press the incoming administration to establish a single, internationally accepted standard for the treatment of detainees by all U.S. government agencies.

Associated Press
Obama legal team meets with anti-torture generals
December 3, 2008
A dozen retired generals met with President-elect Barack Obama’s top legal advisers Wednesday, pressing their case to overturn some of the Bush administration’s terrorism-fighting policies.

Financial Times
Push to ban torture and close Guantánamo
By Demetri Sevastopulo
December 4, 2008
A group of retired senior military officers on Wednesday urged president-elect Barack Obama to make a strong statement in his January inauguration speech about barring torture and harsh interrogation techniques.

Obama team considers changes to interrogation policy
December 4, 2008
Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, met Wednesday with 12 retired generals and admirals to discuss changing the U.S. government’s current interrogation and detention policies.


Published on December 5, 2008


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