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Will There Be a Backlash Against Torture?

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

The Senate intelligence committee hopes to release soon a redacted summary of its 6,300-page report on the CIA's interrogational torture program. As we wait, the committee is wrangling with the CIA over redactions that the CIA is demanding.

As Stories of Bergdahl's Torture Surface, The Case of Rumsfeld As War Criminal Grows

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Whereas the Taliban might have justified such behavior because Bergdahl tried to escape or was an enemy combatant, Donald Rumsfeld justified his approval of interrogation techniques in his own manner.

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.

Intelligence Spies on Spies on Intelligence

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Allen Schmertzler

The quest to profile for either monetary or political gain is here forever. Many consumer products, from handheld smart devices to cars and smart homes have enhanced capabilities to turn our inner world over to the metadata highway.

Closing the Book on Torture

Curt Goering | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Curt Goering

The American people are entitled to a complete reporting of the facts, detailing how and why the CIA's policies of torture and cruel treatment came to be used.

Important New Details on the Senate Torture Report

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

Jane Mayer of the New Yorker has posted former CIA General Counsel Stephen Preston's answers to questions submitted by Senator Mark Udall, about SSIC's secret 6000-page study on torture and the CIA's response. Senator Udall's questions are equally revealing.

It's Time to Right the Wrongs of Torture

Curt Goering | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Curt Goering

The government's unlawful, ineffective and misguided torture policies following September 11, 2001, left us with a terrible legacy that continues to trouble our nation today.

Matt Sledge

Yale To Train Green Berets? | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

A Yale University professor currently being criticized for his recent proposal to train U.S. Special Forces in interview techniques has previously con...

Zero Dark Thirty: The Politics of Art or Why All the Critics Are Wrong

Lennard Davis | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Given that the torture scenes are so repulsive, but shown nonetheless, it is clearly Bigelow's goal to make us never forget the horror and demeaning nature of torture both for the victim and for the torturers.

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...

WATCH: John Kiriakou On 30-Month Sentence: "It's Sad To Me That I'm The Only One Going To Prison"

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, sentenced last week to 30 months in prison for disclosing classified information to journalists, gave an in-depth in...

Zero Dark Thirty and Torture: What If It Were Your Child?

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Torture has no place in a civilized society. No matter the success or means to achieve a good end, torture (or as some leaders referred to it, enhanced interrogation techniques) reflects our darkest impulses and pulls all of us in this democracy to a dark place.

ReThink Review: Zero Dark Thirty - Yes, It Endorses Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Zero Dark Thirty works as a crime procedural, but its irresponsible, destructive, dishonest stance on torture absolutely ruined it for me, and I feel Zero Dark Thirty should not be on any best-of-the-year lists, nor is it deserving of Oscar consideration.

Matt Sledge

Will Brennan Nod Pave Way For Secret CIA Torture Report's Release? | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Torture foes are seizing on President Barack Obama's nomination of John Brennan for CIA chief to push for the release of a Senate Intelligence Committ...

Matt Sledge

Senate Approves Report On CIA Torture | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 9-6 on Thursday to approve a report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program that could shed light on the ...

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.

Why Is the Romney Team Pushing for Torture?

Cheryl Mendelson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Cheryl Mendelson

It's no surprise that support for torture is strong among Republicans. But it's new and especially bad when they support it for no special reason, addressing no particular dire event or emergency, but just, you know, because.

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...

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...

Watch: Can We Ever Stop Torture?

Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

President Obama closed the CIA's 'Black Sites' - secret prisons located abroad, where terror suspects were subjected to interrogation techniques that ...

War Movie Marathon

Chris Kelly | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Does torture fit with historical American values? One need only look to the filmography of the great Dana Andrews for the answer.

Max J. Rosenthal

Bush's CIA Director Hoped For 'Aw, Sh*t!' Moment | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 2008 campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama railed against the intelligence programs implemented under President George W. Bush and...

Dan Froomkin

Torture Didn't Help Find Bin Laden, U.S. Senators Say | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Two senators privy to classified information angrily dispute the claim by a former CIA official that the Bush administration's coercive interrogation ...

Interrogators Speak Out: America Is Morally Bipolar

Matthew Alexander | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Another year, another round of the torture debate -- the pattern keeps repeating itself. Each year, the pro-torture advocates submit a new mouthpiece, and each year the anti-torture advocates offer up actual interrogators.

Senate Investigation Finds Little Evidence That 'Torture' Is Effective

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

* Techniques said not to produce intelligence coups * "Water-boarding," sleep deprivation among techniques * Republicans...