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Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed a prosecutor to investigate whether CIA interrogators or contractors may have violated anti-torture laws: An update on the Obama administration counter terrorism policies.
- David Cole professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable". Previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free," and "Terrorism and the Constitution."
- R. Jeffrey Smith reporter, Washington Post
- H. Bryan Cunningham attorney; former deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council, legal advisor to the CIA, and federal prosecutor.
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