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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' | 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...

Marco Rubio Claim About CIA Report Rejected

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

The 9/11 Mastermind And The Secret Vacuum Cleaner

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/...

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 | 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? | 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 | 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 ...

Gov. Closes CIA Interrogations Investigation Without Bringing Charges

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bri...

New Book Explains Destruction Of CIA Interrogation Videos

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The retired top CIA officer who ordered the destruction of videos showing waterboarding says in a new book that he was tired of waiting ...

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.

AP: Ex-CIA Officer Accused Of Electric-Drill Torture Now Training CIA Operatives As A Contractor

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer accused of revving an electric drill near the head of an imprisoned terror suspect has returned to U.S. intell...

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.

CIA Overreached On Terror Suspect Interrogations, Says Key Bush Lawyer

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One of the key Bush administration lawyers in the evolution of the CIA's interrogation program cast doubt on whether the Justice De...

NY Judge Rules Against ACLU: CIA Can Keep Secret Lists

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge for a second time has denied efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to force the CIA to release names and documents re...

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.

CIA Interrogation Investigation: Senate Looks Into DOJ Attorneys Who Approved Methods

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee chairman told the Justice Department on Friday to hunt for the missing e-mails of an attorney who provided legal...