In Brief: Blocking New Detainee Photos

From The New York Times: “Gates Blocks Photographs of Prisoners”

Federal courts had rejected the government’s arguments to block their release, so Congress gave Mr. Gates new powers to keep them private under a law signed last month by President Obama.

The promised/reneged release of new prisoner abuse photographs by the US Military has been an ongoing story but this, I believe, is the first use of this specific new power given to the Secretary of Defense by the Congress. He is now the final arbiter to decide what is released and what is not. End of discussion?

One Response to “In Brief: Blocking New Detainee Photos”

  1. Pete Brook

    This comes at a time when British forces face new allegations of torture. The offenses are being compared to those at Abu Ghraib.

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