Army training memo reveals
neglect for human-rights law

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Despite criticism it failed to properly train soldiers in Iraq to comply with international human-rights laws, the Pentagon has approved a new interrogation-training program that "de-emphasizes" more…

Army brass banned harsh
interview tactics last year

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The senior American commander in Iraq last year ordered interrogators to stop using humiliation techniques on Iraqi detainees without his permission, according to military intelligence officials more…

Kerry aide: Cheney
coaching president

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- A senior aide to Democratic hopeful John Kerry suggested in a recent letter that Vice President Dick Cheney and President Bush insisted on appearing together before more…

Look who's teaching
Johnny about Islam

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- A top textbook consultant shaping classroom education on Islam in American public schools recently worked for a school funded and controlled by the Saudi government, which more…

FBI let 'top targets' leave U.S. after 9-11

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – An FBI whistleblower who charges the FBI had more specific information about the 9-11 plot than it acknowledges has fired off a list of questions she more…

9-11 panel to probe
FBI informant's tip

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- When he watched the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9-11, former FBI translator Behrooz Sarshar says he "immediately" remembered a tip about an al-Qaida plot more…

Official: Kerry failed
to act on pre-9/11 tip

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – A third federal aviation-security agent, one still with the government, has stepped forward to say he also warned Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry about security lapses at more…