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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:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Chance that a movie script copyrighted in the U.S. before 1925 was written by a woman:
Cari Beauchamp, Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood, Charles Scribner's Sons (N.Y.C.)
Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.
Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.
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