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Justifying Torture: CIA Psychologist's Book Defends His Role

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A former CIA contractor who is being sued for his role in the spy agency’s torture program argues in a forthcoming book that his acti...

CIA Psychologists Admit Role In 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program In Court Filing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two psychologists who helped the CIA develop and execute its now-defunct “enhanced interrogation” program partially admitted for the...

Psychologist Whose Lawyers Say He Didn't Design CIA Torture Program Wrote A Book Bragging That He Did

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, two psychologists whose firm made at least $81 million designing torture techniques for the ...

Former CIA Detainees Are Suing The Psychologists Who Developed The Torture Program

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three former CIA detainees are suing over being tortured at the agency's infamous "black sites," the first suit to seek accountability i...

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.

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. ...

Psychologist Admits He Waterboarded Al Qaeda Suspects: Report

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - One of the chief architects of the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation program has admitted in a media interview for t...

'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.

Porn Mogul Sentenced For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

James Mitchell, son of pornography pioneer Jim Mitchell and heir to the Mitchell brothers fortune, was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years to life for the b...

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...