The Defense Department's longest-serving general counsel, who has been criticized for his role in crafting Bush administration policies for detaining and trying suspected terrorists, is resigning to return to private life next month, the Pentagon said Monday. William J. Haynes II was confirmed as general counsel by the Senate in May 2001. He had discussed leaving the administration some months ago and has decided to accept an offer to work in the private sector, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.
Pentagon's Chief Lawyer, Who Helped Craft Detainee Policies, Returning to Private Life
The Associated Press
February 26, 2008