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This evening Harper’s legal affairs contributor Scott Horton discusses the first court-martial case commenced against a civilian contractor, filed by the Marine Corps in Iraq on March 27, and the consequences it may have for contractor accountability, on the BBC’s World News Tonight (2100 hours London time, 5:00 p.m. on participating NPR stations across the United States).
Für mitteleuropäische Leser: In der übernächsten Sendung (voraussichtlich am Dienstag, den 15. April, 21 Uhr MEZ) von „Frontal 21“ (ZDF) bespricht Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine) die Entwicklung der Foltermethode „Waterboarding“ und seine Einführung durch die Bush-Regierung seit 2002.
Harper’s legal affairs contributor Scott Horton will appear on Sunday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Ian Masters’ Background Briefing on National Public Radio in Southern California, KPFK 90.7 FM, to discuss the decision to shut down the public integrity unit in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office and Michael Mukasey’s recent speech before the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on public integrity and national security issues.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Chance that an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”
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