A chair at the witness table for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith remains empty at the start of a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the treatment of detainees in U.S. military custody June 18, 2008 in Washington, DC. According to the committee, Feith refused to testify with one of the other witnesses. The committee chairman refused to say which witness Feith had issues with. Health advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights released a report Wednesday that alleges finding evidence of torture and war crimes in U.S. military detention centers including Guantanamo Bay. By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

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