White House Authorized Earliest Detainee Abuse, CIA Log Says

06/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • NPR

It is clear that increasingly abusive interrogation techniques were used on Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee, in the months between his capture and the first Justice Department memo authorizing harsh interrogations. But the legal guidance that authorized those early interrogations remains shrouded in secrecy.

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