An Illinois federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld by two Americans who claim they were detained in Iraq. David Vance and Nathan Ertel, who went to Iraq in 2005 to work for a security firm, also sued the U.S. government, alleging they were interrogated by the military due to suspicions that their company was providing arms to insurgents. They claim they were put in cages, strip-searched and questioned using "coercive tactics" before being released weeks later.
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Suit Against Rumsfeld Over Americans' Alleged Detention in Iraq
The National Law Journal
March 8, 2010