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Bush War on Terror Memos

ProPublica has a very nice page listing Bush Administration memos that dealt with the “War on Terror.” The list is annotated and has links to those that are public and lists those that are still secret.

  • The Missing Memos, by Dan Nguyen and Christopher Weaver, ProPublica, January 28, 2009.

The Bush administration’s “war on terror”—including its controversial policies on detentions, interrogations and warrantless wiretapping—was all underpinned by legal memoranda. While some of those memos have been released (primarily as a result of ACLU lawsuits), the former administration chose to keep many others secret, citing security and confidentiality concerns.

The decision to release them now lies with President Obama. To help inform the debate—and inject an extra dose of accountability—we’re posting a list of the relevant memos, both public and secret.

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