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Reopening Channels of Communication with Cuba

by Wayne Smith

NY Times, May-09-2009 | Letter

'U.S. Plans Informal Meetings With Cuban Diplomats to Improve Communications'' (news article, April 27) reported government officials as indicating the Obama administration to be quietly pushing to reopen channels of communication with Cuba. This simply makes sense.... Read More »

Memo on the Nomination of Michael Mukasey by former U.S. Intelligence Officers

by Melvin A. Goodman

Nov-06-2007 | Letter

Values that are extremely important to us as former intelligence officers are at stake in your committee's confirmation deliberations on Judge Michael Mukasey.... Read More »

Facing the Russia problem

by Harry Blaney

International Herald Tribune, Sep-13-2007 | Letter

There is no more serious problem for Western democracies than the possibility of Russian society taking a downward spiral.... Read More »

The Danger in Militarizing Intelligence

by Melvin A. Goodman

The Washington Post, Jul-13-2007 | Letter

In his July 8 op-ed, "Getting the CIA We Need," David Ignatius said the "White House has done better on intelligence during the past year," during which the Pentagon... Read More »

Tuning Out the Impact of Torture

by Harry Blaney

The Washington Post, Apr-26-2007 | Letter

Regarding the April 17 news story "CIA Chief Complains About Agency's Critics in Europe": I was dismayed by the talk that CIA Director Michael V. Hayden... Read More »

[PDF] Letter to OAS Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza

by Adam Isacson

Jan-09-2007 | Letter

The Government of Ecuador has presented to you a formal protest against the aerial herbicide fumigations that Colombia is carrying out... Read More »

Nicaraguans Will Decide

by Barton Beeson

The Washington Post, Nov-04-2006 | Letter

Robert Novak's "Losing Nicaragua, Again" [op-ed, Oct. 30] correctly criticized the U.S. policy toward Nicaragua, but it did so for all the wrong reasons. Mr. Novak failed to mention... Read More »

Let the Cubans Make Plans for Cuba's Future

by Wayne Smith

The Washington Post, Aug-27-2006 | Letter

An Aug. 19 article by Manuel Roig-Franzia quotes Raúl Castro as saying that Cuba "has always been open to normalizing relations [with the United States] on an equal plane" but adding, "What we can't accept is the policy of arrogance and meddling. . . ."... Read More »

The Real Solution for Colombia's Drug Problems

by Adam Isacson

The Washington Post, Jul-03-2006 | Letter

In "More Help for Colombia" [op-ed, June 26], Robert D. Novak employs a tired tactic: slapping the "soft on drugs" label on any who oppose the current U.S. policy toward Colombia. Critics, Mr. Novak implies, are betraying brave Colombian anti-drug police officers who risk their lives every day.... Read More »

Human Rights Violators

by Wayne Smith

NY Times, Mar-18-2006 | Letter

The European Union has assured the United States that its members would keep notorious rights violators off the proposed new United Nations human rights council, which is opposed by the United States but supported by human rights groups and virtually all other United Nations members. ... Read More »

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