Benjamin Haas

Guest Author

Benjamin Haas is Advocacy Counsel at Human Rights First. Previously, he was an intelligence officer in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan twice. He is a graduate of West Point and Stanford Law School. He has written extensively on national security issues, with publications in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Politico, USA Today, CNN, The Guardian, and other outlets. You can follow him on Twitter (@BenjaminEHaas).

Articles by this author:

Congress Must Seize This Chance to Help Demilitarize Law Enforcement

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Jul 15th, 2020

Decoy Amendment Jeopardizes the Moment for Renaming Confederate-Dubbed Bases

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Jun 29th, 2020

At Confederate-Named Army Bases, Highlight US Ideals By Renaming Them for Honorable Figures

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Jun 10th, 2020

Turned Away: The MS St. Louis and Its Echoes Today


Jun 5th, 2020

Lessons From a Torture Advocate’s Failed Bid for a Key Human Rights Position

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May 5th, 2020

How Congress Can Save Lives, Protect Rights, and Exert U.S. Leadership Globally in Response to Coronavirus

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Apr 8th, 2020

A Model for Countering Foreign Disinformation and Interference in Elections

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Mar 5th, 2020

What to Watch For in White House’s Annual Report on Use of Military Force

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Feb 29th, 2020

The 30-Day Clock: Recent Law Requires Trump Admin. to Make Full Public Report on Soleimani and Shahlai Strikes

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Jan 13th, 2020

Hidden Gems: Civilian Casualties and Use of Force Reporting Provisions in the Annual Defense Bill

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Dec 17th, 2019

Congress Must Act to Protect Those Who’ve Supported Us in Syria

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Nov 11th, 2019

How Trump Could Really End “Endless Wars”

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Nov 1st, 2019

Trump’s Moves Against the Intelligence Community Are Hurting U.S. National Security

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Jan 31st, 2019

Zero Tolerance for Border Families but Welcome to Myanmar Military Perpetrators


Aug 28th, 2018

If Mattis Meant to Assert Self-Defense for the Syria Strike, He Was Wrong


Apr 19th, 2018

Remembering Tripp Zanetis


Mar 18th, 2018

Trump’s Torture Appointees


Mar 15th, 2018

Two Notable Omissions in the Mattis National Defense Strategy

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Jan 24th, 2018

Widening the Gap: John Kelly and the Civil-Military Divide


Oct 20th, 2017

Gun Violence Deserves As Robust a Response as Terrorism


Oct 8th, 2017

West Point Grad: Rename Lee Barracks


Aug 25th, 2017

Pence’s Troubling Advice: Follow the Chain of Command “Without Exception”


May 31st, 2017

A Few Good Generals: The Dangers of Serving in the Trump Administration

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May 19th, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee Does Not Embody Army Value of Respect


May 3rd, 2017

The Pragmatic Reasons For Strict Rules of Engagement


Apr 20th, 2017

The U.S. Public Deserves More than Trump’s Silence on Afghanistan


Apr 6th, 2017

The President and the Peril of Politicizing our Military


Feb 17th, 2017