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This week’s Big Question:
WikiLeaks-Gitmo: What Else is the U.S. Government Hiding?
With WikiLeaks’ recent release of more than 700 secret documents relating to Guantánamo detainees, questions are being raised about the reliability of evidence the U.S. government has on these individuals. Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, recalls uncovering the role of the military’s secret Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) program in building a “curriculum for torture.” Meanwhile, U.S. District Court Judge John C. Coughenour rejects the practice of using “another set of rules” to convict suspected terrorists. “We either live up to our responsibilities as being a leader in human rights and commitment to our Constitution, or we shouldn’t profess to be what we say we are.”
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