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Ali Soufan

Ali Soufan Battled the System to End Torture. He's Finally Winning.

Dennis Miller | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Dennis Miller

Ali Soufan is a former FBI agent who's spent a decade speaking out against torture. He helped expose CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques," and left the Bureau partly because of the agency's excessive use of it.

The Truth About Whistleblowing

Alma Katsu | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Alma Katsu

Are whistleblowers disgruntled troublemakers looking for attention? Or are courts and federal agencies colluding to squash valid criticism?

On Car Bombs and Righteous Leaks: A Conversation With Robert Baer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Lybarger

Robert Baer retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after 20 years in 1997, but he's still learning about security threats from the region that was his specialty, the Middle East.

There You Go Again: the Death Rites of Miranda

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

GOP candidates are manly men who fight for law and order. Only leftist weaklings bother with details like fair trials or worry about executing innocent prisoners.

Jason Linkins

Marc Thiessen, Jon Stewart Argue Over Detainee Policy, Interview Etiquette (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Torture thrillist Marc Thiessen's book tour brought him to the set of "The Daily Show" last night, where he was basically eaten alive by Jon Stewart i...

Jason Linkins

Thiessen Appears On 'Morning Joe', Is Still Demonstrably Wrong About Everything | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's your daily reminder that Marc Thiessen is basically wrong about everything and has a near-erotic attachment to the thought of people getting to...

FBI Interrogator: Waterboarding Does Not Work

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

According to Ali Soufan, an FBI interrogator, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" procedures caused a key Al Qaeda operative to clam up, not provide actionable intelligence.

How do we Debate the Unthinkable?

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Henne

The torture memos were a case of our nation's elites turning the unspeakable into the ordinary. Our responsibility now is to ensure it never becomes ordinary, even as a subject of condemnation.

Ali Soufan Interview: FBI Interrogator Of Zubaydah Breaks Silence, Condemns Torture Tactics

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I've kept my mouth shut about all this for seven years," Soufan says. But now, with the declassification of Justice memos and the public assertions b...

Folly and Injustice: Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As with justice, logic is in short supply in the executive's approach to terror suspects, who have been deprived of the protections of the Geneva Conventions to make false confessions.