CRS Reports on U.S. Detainee Ops

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepares and publicly releases reports on a massive number of topics, including detainee operations. These reports often contain useful summaries of complex issues and helpful analysis, and always contain thorough, detailed references to source authorities.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepares and publicly releases reports on a massive number of topics, including detainee operations. These reports often contain useful summaries of complex issues and helpful analysis, and always contain thorough, detailed references to source authorities.

A note about currency of reports: CRS reports are updated frequently, so ensure you are working off the most current version of a particular report if you use it for research. CRS does not release reports directly to the public, so there is no one source to verify currency.

  • Air War College links to several sites that compile CRS reports.
  • The State Department’s Foreign Press Center is the most comprehensive U.S. government-run website I have found that posts CRS reports.
  • Finally, it never hurts to just Google search for the topic you are looking for. Click here for pre-built search code to focus on CRS reports. (Add your search criteria to the text that appears in the search window when you click through…)


    INDEX OF CRS REPORTS RELATED TO DETAINEE OPERATIONS

  • Treatment of “Battlefield Detainees” In the War on Terrorism // (Report current as of 14 Nov 06 when linked).
  • Interrogation of Detainees: Overview of the McCain Amendment // (Report current as of 23 Oct 06 when linked).
  • The War Crimes Act: Current Issues // (Report current as of 2 Oct 06 when linked).
  • Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture // (Report current as of 5 Apr 06 when linked).
  • Lawfulness of Interrogation Techniques under the Geneval Conventions // (Report current as of 8 Sep 04 when linked).
  • U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques // (Report current as of 25 Jan 08 when linked).