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.
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.
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.
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.
I have a real problem when President Obama declares we are at war with al Qaeda, only to witness the Justice Department according Miranda rights to alleged non-American terrorists captured on U.S. soil.