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Bruce Jessen

Bad Therapy: Something Is Rotten in the Psychology Profession

Deborah Kory | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Deborah Kory

10 years after the first revelations of torture appeared in the media, my dissertation long since bound in obscurity in my school's library, and not only are the revelations still coming, there is only now the first hint of a real investigation into the specific role psychologists played in this process.

Torture: American Horror Story that Won't Go Away

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.16.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

People everywhere now see torture as a quotidian trope for American behavior in the world. Hence the cartoon, by the incisive artist Peter Brookes, that is reproduced at the head of this article, showing Lady Liberty hard at work waterboarding.

Hunter Stuart

How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

One big revelation in the explosive summary of the Senate report on CIA torture is just how much the U.S. government is outsourcing its dirty work. ...

'We Tortured Some Folks,' But 'That's Not Who We Are'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Allowing CIA career employees or contractors to get away with torturing people free from legal accountability telegraphs to the rest of the world that the United States reserves unto itself the right to commit war crimes.

Psychologist Who Helped Build CIA Interrogation Program Quit Role As Mormon Bishop

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion

SPOKANE, Wa. - One of the chief architects of the CIA's harsh interrogation program said on Thursday he had to quit as leader of his Mormon church i...

CIA Interrogation Program Was Re-Reverse-Engineered Torture

Ryan Casey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Ryan Casey

The Bush-Cheney torture techniques were never meant to elicit reliable intelligence--they were meant to torture. I know, because they were used on me.

Paul Blumenthal

Architects Of CIA Torture Program Raked In $81 Million, Report Reveals | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two psychologists were paid $81 million by the CIA to advise on and help implement its brutal interrogation program targeting detainees ...

CIA Gave Waterboarders $5 Million Legal Shield

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — When the CIA decided to waterboard suspected terror detainees in overseas prisons, the agency turned to a pair of contractors. The ...

How Chinese Brutality Experts

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were military retirees and psychologists, on the lookout for business opportunities. They found an excellent customer in...

CIA Renewed Contract With Psychologists Who Endorsed Waterboarding Weeks After Obama Took Office Before Firing Them

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid the headlines about CIA director Leon Panetta's comments on Dick Cheney's motivations for his criticism of Obama, a much-bigger revelation was tu...

Bruce Gessen, Jim Mitchell: The Architects Of The CIA's Waterboarding Program, Reports ABC News

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the secrets about the CIA's interrogation techniques continue to come out, there's new information about the frequency and severity of their use, c...