Todd E. Pierce

Todd E. Pierce, Major, U.S. Army (Ret.), served as Defense Counsel in the Office of Chief Defense Counsel, Office of Military Commissions, from June 2008 to November 2012. He was on defense teams representing three clients held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
How ‘Think Tanks’ Generate Endless War
The New York Times took notice recently of the role that so-called “think tanks” play in corrupting U.S. government policy. Their review of think tanks “ identified dozens of examples of scholars conducting research at think tanks while corporations were paying them to help shape government policy...
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
US War Theories Target Dissenters
When the U.S. Department of Defense published a new Law of War Manual (LOW) this past summer, editorialists at the New York Times sat up and took notice . Their concern was that the manual stated that journalists could be deemed “unprivileged belligerents.” The editorial explained that as a legal...
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Saturday, January 03, 2015
Bush's Enduring Theories of Martial Law
On Oct. 23, 2001, the Office of Legal Counsel issued a legal opinion that would shock most Americans if they realized its full implications. By all appearances, it is still in effect, judging by military surveillance operations taking place in the U.S. by the Defense Department and its National...
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