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Ali Watkins

Obama Administration Faces Mounting Pressure To Answer For Torture | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is facing renewed pressure to answer for its track record on torture after the relative calm that followed the ...

Jennifer Bendery

Despite Torture Uproar, DOJ Still Says No To Prosecutions | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Readers don't have to go far into the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report before their stomachs start to turn. Detainees pu...

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...

Political Interference With Torture Investigations Is Un-American

Human Rights First | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

Almost a decade after reports of death and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody at Abu Ghraib and other sites came to light, the prosecutor appointed to look into some of these serious, criminal allegations is reportedly moving forward.

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Rule of Law Takes a Holiday While Bush Admits Torture and CIA Gets Off the Hook

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week, along with the spectacle of former President George W. Bush bragging on national television about authorizing torture, federal prosecutor J...

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.

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...

Losing Wars We Already Won (Part I): Torture vs. WWII

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite public pressure from voices across the political spectrum, the Obama administration continues to sweep torture under the rug.

"We're Going to Kill Your Children": The CIA Inspector General's Report

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A.G. Holder's appointment of John Durham to investigate this sordid episode should be only the first step in a wholesale reevaluation of American national security priorities in the post-9-11 world.

Veteran Prosecutor Takes Over CIA Probe

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-p...

Torture Tape Probe Seen As Payback In FBI-CIA Rivalry

NY Times | Ariel Alexovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department's criminal inquiry into the destruction of the Central Intelligence Agency interrogation tapes will be carried out largely by a...