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Donald Trump Wants To Make America Waterboard Again
“But do I feel it works? Absolutely, I feel it works.”
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Justifying Torture: CIA Psychologist's Book Defends His Role
James Mitchell says he's haunted but has no regrets about waterboarding suspected terrorists.
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CIA Psychologists Sue CIA For Documents To Prove Torture Program Wasn't Their Idea
The CIA suggested it could instead provide an anonymous witness to answer questions in writing.
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CIA Psychologists Admit Role In 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program In Court Filing
It's the first time someone with responsibility for the torture program has legally acknowledged their actions.
Psychologist Whose Lawyers Say He Didn't Design CIA Torture Program Wrote A Book Bragging That He Did
James Mitchell's unpublished book promises "a dramatic firsthand account."
Judge Allows A CIA Torture Lawsuit To Move Forward For The First Time
The three men at the heart of the case were beaten, held in coffin-sized boxes, and hung from metal rods.
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CIA Would Ignore Torture Orders From A President Cruz Or Trump, Director Says
John Brennan's pledge to not torture terror suspects may be put to the test if one of the leading GOP candidates wins the White House.
Polar Vortex of 2015's Cray-Cray Banished Words
Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant.com
To put it a different way: "Dang these kids today." Anyway, as usual the comments from people proposing words for the banished list were pretty amusing at times.
Ali Soufan Battled the System to End Torture. He's Finally Winning.
Author, 'One Woman's Vengeance' & 'One Bullet Beyond Justice
Ali Soufan is a former FBI agent who's spent a decade speaking out against torture. He helped expose CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques," and left the Bureau partly because of the agency's excessive use of it.
Why Are We Debating the Benefits of Torture?
Judge H. Lee Sarokin
Retired federal judge
Illegal searches in violation of the Fourth Amendment could be justified by gaining evidence of crimes and prosecuting and convicting those who are guilty. Listening in on the content of all conversations could aid in learning of past and future acts of terrorism. The list is endless.
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The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired...
There is a wealth of solid science demonstrating that cruel forms of interrogation do not elicit good intelligence. In fact, this kind of interrogation often leads to resistance and falsehood.
Republicans Argue Torture Helped America
U.S. Heightens Embassy Security Ahead Of CIA Torture Report
GOP Senator: CIA Interrogation Tactics Helped Get Bin Laden
Obama Administration Significantly Redacted Torture Report
Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary To Be Declassified
CIA Misled On Torture Program: Report
Cheney On Torture: 'If I Would Have To Do It All Over Again, I Would'
Petraeus' Torture Teams
Executive Director, MIT Center for International Studies
has just published an exposé of interrogation teams run by two U.S. operatives acting under the authority of General David Petraeus in Iraq. It's clear that Petraeus not only knew of the "enhanced interrogation," but likely hired the thugs who were involved in it.
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