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Cia Interrogations

Congress Tells Us What Academics Already Know About Torture: It Doesn't Work

John A. Tures | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The U.S. Senate just issued a report that said torture doesn't work. It confirmed a mountain of research from academics over the years that reached the same conclusion.

Matt Sledge

Senator Hits CIA Chief On 'Culture Of Misinformation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) criticized CIA Director John Brennan for the agency's "culture of misinformation" on Friday, after Brennan appeared to backtra...

Eric Holder Calls For Release Of 'As Much As Possible' Of CIA Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for the release of "as much as possible" of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, mak...

Matt Sledge

Senate Committee Approves Release Of CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to declassify the executive summary of a report detailing the CIA's George W. Bush-era torture and int...

Matt Sledge

The CIA Torture Debate Is Only Beginning

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to vote Thursday on whether to publicly reveal the conclusions of a report on the Bush-era CIA interrogation ...

Matt Sledge

Human Rights Advocates Call For Release Of Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Human rights advocates called Tuesday for the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture now caught in the middle of a dispute o...

Time for Full Disclosure of CIA Interrogations

David Schanzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
David Schanzer

Our nation needs an effective and unburdened CIA, a restoration of trust between the branches of government, and an opportunity to reassert our moral leadership internationally in pursuit of a more just and peaceful world. To do this, secrecy about the mistakes of the past must end.

Senate Asks CIA To Share Damning Report On Interrogations

The New York Times | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the C.I.A. for an internal study done by the agency that lawmakers believe is broadly criti...

CIA Shake-Up Passes Over Officer Tied To Interrogation Program

The Washington Post | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

A CIA officer who was the first woman to lead the agency’s clandestine service, but was also closely tied to the agency’s interrogation program, w...

Matt Sledge

'Zero Dark Thirty' Makers Asked To Weigh In On Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Twenty-eight retired generals and admirals sent a letter to the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers behind "Zero Dark Thirty" on Thursday, ...

Matt Sledge

Yale To Train Green Berets?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

A Yale University professor currently being criticized for his recent proposal to train U.S. Special Forces in interview techniques has previously con...

WATCH: Why The U.S. Outsources Torture

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new report released Tuesday claims that as many as 54 foreign governments in Europe, Asia and Africa have been secretly involved in global kidnappin...

Matt Sledge

Senate Approves Report On CIA Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 9-6 on Thursday to approve a report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program that could shed light on the ...

The Art of Politics; the Science of Interrogation

Steven Kleinman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Steven Kleinman

It remains to be seen if the public, or the intelligence community, will ever know with certainty if coercive measures played a direct or meaningful role in obtaining the intelligence necessary to find the al Qaeda figurehead.

Words of Wisdom About Terror Trials -- Whatever Your View

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

In light on the ongoing debate around military commissions for terrorist suspects and the disposition of the Gitmo holding facility, a new book will interest anyone concerned with national security policy.

Latest CIA Interrogation Tapes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Even if the newly released footage of Bin al shibh's interrogation in Morocco shows largely benign interrogations, we shouldn't forget that many of the videotapes that the CIA destroyed in 2005 documented serious abuse.

Interrogation Critics Ought to Give it a Try Sometime

Jack Cloonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Cloonan

Those politicians and pundits who denounce the decision to Mirandize Mr. Shazhad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, do a disservice to the men and women in law enforcement who every day try their best to protect us.

OPR Report: CIA Interrogators Asked For, Were Denied, Power To Stage Mock Burials For Suspects

Firedoglake | Marcy Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA's torturers asked DOJ to let them use mock burials. But DOJ said no. PDF page 42 of the OPR Report (searchable copy here) includes a list of the ...

The Keystone Feds Mirandasize Umar Farouk

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I have a real problem when President Obama declares we are at war with al Qaeda, only to witness the Justice Department according Miranda rights to alleged non-American terrorists captured on U.S. soil.

Bush Speech Writer Makes Jack Bauer Look Reasonable

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

A new book from a former speech writer for President George Bush makes a number of wild claims in an effort to "correct the record" about the CIA enhanced interrogation program.

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that ...

Videotaping Detainee Interrogations Pushed For By Congress

New York Times | Scott Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress is moving to require videotaping of interrogations of detainees held by the military, a step proponents say will prevent abuse and create a v...

Broder Sees Too Many Consequences To CIA Accountability

Washington Post | David S. Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My friend and fellow columnist Eugene Robinson has written a characteristically passionate and well-reasoned piece commending Attorney General Eric Ho...

Why David Broder Is Wrong

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The decision whether to investigate possible crimes connected to our interrogation programs is simply not a political one.

Reagan's Deputy AG Calls For Expanded CIA Probe

The Raw Story | John Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview late Tuesday, Bruce Fein, an Associate Deputy Attorney General during President Ronald Reagan's administration, said the Justice Depar...