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The Secret Diaries Of A Gitmo Detainee

Al Jazeera America | Jason Leopold | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Al Jazeera has obtained a copy of the government's English translation of the secret personal diaries of Abu Zubaydah. The Bush administration once la...

On Memorial Day Weekend, America Reckons With Torture

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If we really want to honor the Americans in uniform who gave their lives fighting for their country, we'll redouble our efforts to make sure we're worthy of their sacrifice; we'll renew our commitment to the rule of law, for the rule of law is essential to any civilization worth dying for.

PREAL: The "Torture Textbook" That Took CIA Interrogators to the Dark Side

Crofton Black | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Crofton Black

The PREAL manual was a textbook for military instructors, outlining how to do role-plays to teach students about pressures they might be exposed to if captured by an enemy government.

Obama Gets Pushed Out of His Comfort Zone -- and Pushes Back

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley was forced to resign for his frank comments about the treatment of Bradley Manning. The question is, why would the administration do something so "ridiculous, counterproductive, and stupid"?

Ten Questions for Harold Koh About Torture and U.S. Compliance With its Legal Commitments

Larry Siems | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Siems

We should be asking the Obama administration about the status of U.S. compliance with its domestic and international commitments on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment.

Secretly In Guantanamo: CIA Whisked Detainees Out Before Supreme Court Could Give Access To Lawyers

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A white, unmarked Boeing 737 landed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before dawn on a CIA mission so secretive, many in the nation's war on...

APA Wants James Mitchell, Psychologist Who Helped CIA Torture, Stripped Of His License

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Psychologists in the United States have been warned by their professional group not to take part in torturing detainees in U.S....

CIA Waterboarding Video Destroyed: Porter Goss Agreed With Decision To Destroy Interrogation Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Internal CIA e-mails show the former agency head, Porter Goss, agreed with a top aide's 2005 decision to destroy videotapes of the ...

Jason Linkins

Government Walks Back Hyped-Up Claims About Abu Zubaydah In Declassified Filing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in February, I had the opportunity to speak to Brent Mickum of Hollingsworth LLP, who is serving as part of the defense team for Gitmo detainee a...

'Reluctant Spy' Author John Kiriakou Reveals New Details On Zubaydah And Al Qaeda

CNN | Pam Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Washington (CNN) -- Just months after the 9/11 attacks, the United States appeared to have its biggest catch in the newly launched war on terror. Abu...

Mock Burial: CIA Torturers Wanted Terror Suspect To Think He Was Being Buried Alive

emptywheel | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA's torturers asked DOJ to let them use mock burials....

Jason Linkins

Justice OPR Report Damages Cheney's Claims On Torture, Reports Newsweek's Isikoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For some time, former Vice President Dick Cheney has insisted that the declassification of various CIA memos will prove once and for all that the Bush...

Jason Linkins

Abu Zubaydah Attorney On Thiessen Hire: It 'Really Angers Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The recent ascension of Marc Thiessen to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post can be properly seen as another step in the process of providing a pos...

The FBI Knows More Than You, McConnell

James Lamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Lamond

Some of the most important intelligence that we have received from interrogating terrorism suspects was gained by the FBI

Colbert: Waterboard Kiriakou, CIA Faker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

John Kiriakou, the former CIA employee whose claims about waterboarding became an oft-cited defense of the torture practice, got the "Colbert Report" ...

Ex-CIA Operative John Kiriakou Retracts Waterboarding Claim:

Foreign Policy | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terr...

Release of the "Holy Grail" of Torture Reports Delayed Again

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Today was supposed to be the day that the Justice Department -- after two delays -- released an unclassified version of the CIA Inspector General's 2004 Report into the interrogations of "high-value detainees."

Empty Evidence: The Stories of the Saudis Released From Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Khalid Saad Mohammed seized from a hospital in Pakistan and sold to the U.S. military. But the authorities in GITMO had never managed to build up a credible case against him.

Former Senior Interrogator in Iraq Dissects Cheney's Lies and Distortions

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Our greatest success in this conflict was achieved without torture or abuse. My interrogation team found Abu Musab Al Zarqawi using relationship-building approaches and non-coercive law enforcement techniques.

White House Authorized Earliest Detainee Abuse, CIA Log Says

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is clear that increasingly abusive interrogation techniques were used on Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee, in the months between his cap...

Guantanamo: A Prison Built On Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

It is difficult to see how much of the "evidence" against the Gitmo prisoners can be anything other than a tissue of lies extracted through torture, coercion, bribery and exploitation.

Nancy

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Sluggo occasionally gets one over on Spike and gets Nancy back on track.

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

Judge Gladys Kessler Releases Yemeni Detainee, Slams "Mosaic" Of Guantanamo Intelligence And Unreliable Witnesses

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I am surprised that senior Obama officials seem to have been content to let a Bush-era approach to prosecution survive unchanged.

The Real Motive Behind the Cheney Family Torture Tour

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Why did the Bush administration authorize torture when other methods were more successful? And why is Dick Cheney so desperate to exonerate himself and to skew the debate with trivialities?