NATO Detainee Death Under Investigation in Afghanistan

By: Monday October 18, 2010 9:45 am

Just days after a new report (pdf) was released, providing further evidence that torture of detainees in Afghanistan continues at the “secret” site at Bagram Air Base, Reuters informs us that a detainee in NATO custody has been “found dead” in his cell.


Panic Time in Afghanistan

By: Monday June 14, 2010 3:00 pm

As evidence continues to accumulate that the US-led NATO counterinsurgency plan (COIN) in Afghanistan is an abject failure, we now see panic setting in on several fronts.

The Tragic History Behind the Shiny New Detention Facilty in Parwan

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 2:35 pm

Despite a huge public relations push to praise the new detention facility that has replaced the old Bagram prison, the legacy of torture and murder at Bagram and the nearby Afghan Pol-e-Charki facility will be hard to overcome.

Obama’s Architect of the “New, Improved” Indefinite Detention Rules

By: Wednesday April 14, 2010 1:26 pm

Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins played a key role in writing the new prisoner status review program under an Executive Order from Obama and now is serving in Afghanistan in a key role implementing it.

Another Move in the Afghan Prison Shell Games: Certificates!

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 4:00 pm

Vice Admiral Robert Harward, head of JTF-435, continues his process of “training” Afghan personnel to take command of Afghan prisons, in an attempt to deflect responsibility away from the author of US detention abuses, General Stanley McChrystal.

Central Command: McChrystal Does Have Command Authority Over Detainee Operations Unit

By: Friday March 12, 2010 11:50 am

US Central Command has provided a clarification to my post from Saturday where I discussed command authority over detainee operations. General Stanley McChrystal does have authority over JTF-435, which operates US prisons in Afghanistan.

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