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Latest Email Update

Below is the text of the latest email update shared by VCS with our members. As we enter our second decade, we think it is important to reflect and remind people who we are and what we have done. Especially … Continue reading

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Preventing Military Misconduct Stress Behaviors

January 27, 2012 (Huffington Post) – January 2012 ushered in a new year, but an old, recurring problem for war veterans. According to a January 2012, CareerCast.com article, “The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in 2012,” the No. 1 stressful vocation … Continue reading

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CIA Won’t Face Sanction for Destroying Tapes

ACLU – VCS Lawsuit Update October 6, 2011 (Courthouse News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups cannot sanction, or find out who is responsible, for the Central Intelligence Agency destroying at least 92 interrogation videotapes of suspected … Continue reading

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VCS Book Review ~ The Tragic Impact of Bush’s Torture Order on Veterans and Survivors

None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture Written by:  Joshua E. S. Phillips March 3, 2011, Washington, DC (Veterans for Common Sense) – After suffering between 50 million and 70 million deaths, World War II also revealed … Continue reading

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McCain Says Torture Did Not Lead to bin Laden

‘This is a moral debate. It is about who we are,’ says Ariz. Republican, former POW Written by MSNBC May 12, 2011 (MSNBC) – Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, … Continue reading

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Apr 29, VCS Civil Liberties Victory: Spain to Investigate Bush-Era Torture; VCS Urged Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador

Spanish judge opens Guantanamo investigation April 29, 2009, Madrid, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge opened a probe into the Bush administration over alleged torture of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, pressing ahead Wednesday with a drive that Spain’s own … Continue reading

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Apr 27, Torture News: Senator Leahy Wants Non-Partisan Probe of Bush Era Pro-Torture Policies

Senator Leahy wants to probe ‘chain of command’ on torture April 27, 2009 – Washington, DC (CNN) — An independent commission is needed to determine who authorized the use of abusive interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists, a leading advocate of … Continue reading

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Apr 25, VCS Torture Lawsuit News: Pentagon to Release Hundreds of Torture Photographs

April 25, 2009 – The Pentagon, in response to a lawsuit, will end a Bush administration legal battle and release “hundreds” of photos showing abuse or alleged abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. personnel, according to defense … Continue reading

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Apr 20: New York Times Editorial Calls for Impeachment of Judge Bybee – Author of Bush-Era Torture Memos

The Torturers’ Manifesto April 19, 2009 – To read the four newly released memos on prisoner interrogation written by George W. Bush’s Justice Department is to take a journey into depravity. Their language is the precise bureaucratese favored by dungeon … Continue reading

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Apr 17: VCS Urges Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador and Request War Crime Probe of Bush Torture

The Spanish government may be moving forward with an investigation of war crimes – specifically torture – by the Bush administration.  Earlier this week, VCS wrote Spain’s ambassador to the United States and asked that the investigation continue. Spanish Judge … Continue reading

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