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Judge Allows CIA Torture Lawsuit To Move Forward For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics

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3 Men Who Were Brutally Tortured In CIA Prisons Are Fighting Back In Court

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

A federal court will hold the first hearing on Friday in a lawsuit between three former CIA black site detainees and the two psychologists who were hi...

Pentagon Accused Of Denying Medical Care To Alleged 9/11 Plotter It Tortured

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International is intervening on behalf of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay who says the U.S. government is refusing him medical trea...

To Ensure No Harm, Shouldn't a Psychologist Be in the Interrogation Room?: The APA Ban on Torture

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Finally: Last week, after a ten-year internal struggle, the American Psychological Association voted to ban its member psychologists from any involvement in national security interrogations and, more to the point, in torture.

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' Part 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.

Torture Report: America Conducts a Moral Reckoning. Next, Moral Repair?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Mr. Obama, in ruling out prosecution for torture, may have thought he spared us bother, but actually he did us harm. By casting accountability into limbo, he makes possible government-sponsored torture in the future and prevents America from recovering the thing most precious: our good name.

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques--Cruel and Unusual Punishment By Any Standard

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The issue is not whether torture works or does not. I believe it does not work. But any cruel and unusual punishment is destructive to the legitimacy and credibility of American values. The Bush 43 White House should have known better.

Intelligent Design and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

EIT - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. This is the CIA's swell euphemism for torture. It's also a portable concept that can be applied to other noxi...

American Torture -- Past, Present, and... Future?

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

Be shocked, be disgusted, be appalled, but don't be fooled. Mainstream coverage of U.S. torture in general, and of this new report in particular, rests on three false assumptions.

Moral Confusion in the War on Terror

Terry Newell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

How should we rank order the following in terms of their importance in how we want our government to behave: morally; legally, constitutionally, effectively? Of course, we want all these things, but when push comes to shove, as it does for an individual government worker in the CIA, a government agency, and a nation, what matters most?

US Needs to Explain Decision Not to Prosecute Torturers

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

If US officials tortured people, and we know torture is, was and always has been illegal, why isn't the government prosecuting them? Maybe there's some complicated legal reason that isn't obvious to most of us why the evidence wouldn't hold up in court. If so, it's in the government's interest to explain what that is.

Amanda Terkel

CIA Flipped Out Behind The Scenes When Bush Said U.S. Would Ban Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush marked June 26, 2003, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a strong statement spelli...

What Obama Is Still Missing in the Debate on Torture

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

President Obama's condemnation of torture during a White House press conference last Friday was welcome news for longtime critics of the U.S.' policy of torturing detainees in the immediate post-9/11 years.

House Dems to Obama: Hurry Up On Detainee Declassification

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the White House intends to fair, everything should be out in the open so Americans can make their own judgments.

Sen. Diane Feinstein Bears the Wrath of Ex-CIA Officials

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Feinstein and her fellow Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee thought their war over "enhanced interrogation techniques" won, they woke up to a rude awakening on Sunday morning, when CIA veterans and defenders of the EIT program jumped at the chance to offer their own rebuttals.

The Senate Intel Committee Set to Send Interrogation Report to Obama's Desk

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

After years of painstaking work at a cost of an estimated $40 million, the Senate Intelligence Committee's Democratic staff is finally ready to release what they view as the most authoritative, in-depth and comprehensive study about the CIA's former program of enhanced interrogations.

Ex-CIA General Counsel: I Could Have Stopped Waterboarding, But I Didn't

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former CIA General Counsel John Rizzo joined HuffPost Live to discuss serving in the CIA following the agency's interrogation techniques scandal after...

Torture's Lasting Effects

Curt Goering | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Curt Goering

In order to ensure the United States does not repeat the mistakes of the past, a full and public accounting of how U.S. government policies and practices failed to conform to our legal and moral obligations is required.

America's Global Torture Network

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

When it comes to torture in the post 9/11 era, the record of the United States is so appalling that one must question our claimed abhorrence of the barbarism of other nations.

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...

Former GITMO Guard Reacts To Zero Dark Thirty Torture Scenes

Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Guantanamo guard Brandon Neely came on HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his reactions to the torture scenes in the critically acclaimed and con...

Surviving Torture, Then Fighting to Banish It

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

A little-known but critical front in the global fight against torture has taken on greater importance: the rehabilitation of torture survivors.

Election May Decide When Interrogation Amounts To Torture

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has said much about torture as part of terror investigations during the 2012 general campaign. But...

"Reformed" Gitmo Military Commissions Don't Live Up to the Hype

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

No matter how honorable each of those U.S. servicemembers are, the fact remains: the deck is, or at least appears to be, stacked high against the defendants. And that affects the legitimacy of not only the ultimate outcome of the case, but of every judicial ruling before and during the trial.

Definitive Questions to be Argued at 9/11 Hearings at Gitmo This Week

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay will hear the first se...