Timeline: How Obama Compares to Bush on Torture, Surveillance and Detention

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Timeline: How Obama Compares to Bush on Torture, Surveillance and Detention


by Cora Currier and Lena Groeger
ProPublica, Jan. 30, 1:55 p.m.




This piece was originally published May 10, 2012. We’ve updated it to reflect new developments

In his second inaugural address, President Obama declared that “a decade of war is now ending.” Troops have left Iraq, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is supposed to begin next year. But Obama has expanded shadow drone wars beyond Afghanistan and has maintained some of President Bush’s controversial national security policies. Here’s a look at how much has changed — and how much has stayed the same.
Mouse over the bars within the timelines for more information on each event.

http://www.propublica.org/special/obama-vs-bush-on-national-security-timeline
 
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