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Interrogations

Senate Asks CIA To Share Damning Report On Interrogations

The New York Times | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the C.I.A. for an internal study done by the agency that lawmakers believe is broadly criti...

False Confession Case Should Lead Federal Investigative Agencies to Start Recording Suspects' Interrogations

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Today, the FBI and most other federal investigatory agencies are out of tune with the current best practice for interrogating suspects who are under arrest and in custody: recording interrogations electronically, preferably on video, to capture exactly what was said and done during closed-door interviews.

May I Have the Waterboard Please...

Allen Keller | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Allen Keller

President Obama emphasized we need to "turn the page" on the abuses committed under the Bush administration. But as Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy so aptly states, "We can't turn the page unless we first read the page."

Rep. King: Meet Muslim-American Heroes

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

I know what Muslim-American interpreters and soldiers are doing for their country -- some are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Representative King's words are an insult to those heroes.

Jason Linkins

Abdulmutallab Investigation Makes The Case For Lawful Interrogation Instead Of Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was puzzled to read Marc Thiessen make the claim that the Obama administration was getting too good at eliminating terrorists with drone strikes.

Jason Linkins

Marc Thiessen Suggests That Killing Terrorists Poses A National Security Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Bush speechwriter and torture-thrillist Marc Thiessen has, of late, been mounting some sort of prolonged campaign of pure, mountain-grown idioc...

Interrogation Elite

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Obama's administration announced the creation of an elite inter-agency interrogation team to handle captured high-level intelligence targets.

US Might Create Terror Interrogation Team

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering creating a special unit of professional interrogators to handle key terror suspects, focusi...

FBI Interrogators At Gitmo Acted Like Frat Boys On Spring Break: Female Agent

Courthouse News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first full-time female FBI agent to be stationed at Guantanamo says she was made to bunk with vermin that gave her a tropical disease and was ostr...

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.

U.S. Relying More On Allies In Questioning Terror Suspects

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States is now relying heavily on foreign intelligence services to capture, interrogate and detain all but the highest-level terrorist suspe...

My Written Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

This is my full testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse read a portion of this statement near the end of today's hearing.

Obama Ready To Ban Harsh Interrogations

AP | LARA JAKES and PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the C...

24: A Thriller With Few Surprises

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Danzig

Junior soldiers have imitated techniques they have seen on the program. And military educators report that "24" is one of the biggest problems they have in their classrooms.

Dems Signal That CIA Agents Won't Be Prosecuted For Harsh Interrogations

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — While eager to find out more about the Bush administration's harsh interrogation and detainee policies, Senate Democrats are hintin...

Marching Toward Justice on the 217th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

When our nation's founders ratified the Bill of Rights 217 years ago today, they knew that justice could not be served in secret, and that punishment doled out in the shadows inexorably leads to illegitimacy.

Truthfulness, Justice and the American Way

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

While the fate of the nation hangs in the balance, so does that of Troy Anthony Davis. He personifies the continuing threat to justice (and to life) of our de facto judicial system.

Officials Warned Against Using Snarling Dogs, Forced Nudity During Interrogations, Senate Investigation Finds

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks pursued abusive interrogation techniques once used by North Korea and Vietnam...

Guantanamo Detainees Allege Being Injected With Drugs To Coerce Confessions

Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adel al-Nusairi remembers his first six months at Guantanamo Bay as this: hours and hours of questions, but first, a needle. "I'd fall asleep" after ...