Tag: Enhanced interrogation techniques

Federal judge denies FOIA request for secret CIA document

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A federal judge has determined that the CIA can keep secret a closely guarded internal analysis at the center of an intense fight between the agency and Congress. District Court Judge James Boasberg ruled against a journalist on Tuesday who had tried

‘No parliament support’: Lithuania drops CIA prison inquiry

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The Lithuanian legislature decided against a new inquiry into a secret US torture facility in the country, despite a damning US Senate report released three months ago which indicated its existence. “No new inquest will be considered, because there is

No Backlash Against Torture

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Just before the U.S. Senate released its report at the end of 2014 on the CIA’s use of “harsh interrogation” tactics against prisoners, the question was whether or not the report would provoke a public backlash against torture. The answer

Man who waterboarded 9/11 mastermind slams CIA report on torture

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The man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the CIA’s program of using enhanced interrogation techniques did not amount to torture, despite recent accusations in a

What Is the Impact of the CIA Torture Report?

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It will take a while to absorb all of the important information in the Senate report. It tells multiple stories: the evolving policy of torture at black sites around the world; the misinformation fed to the public about a number

What You Need to Know About the Senate’s CIA Torture Report

The Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence is expected to make public today a redacted version of the executive summary of its comprehensive investigation of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. The comprehensive report has come to be known in shorthand

John Kerry asks to delay CIA torture report

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In a personal phone call to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Intelligence, Secretary of State John Kerry asked for the so-called torture report to be delayed, arguing it could damage foreign relations and pose risks to US personnel

12 Things to Keep in Mind When You Read the Torture Report

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The Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report will be released “in a matter of days,” a committee staffer tells The Intercept. The report, a review of brutal CIA interrogation methods during the presidency of George W. Bush, has been the subject

Doubt cast over US torture investigation as more CIA detainees come forward

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More lawyers for men allegedly tortured by the CIA are coming forward to say that the major US criminal investigation into torture never interviewed their clients. The Justice Department inquiry, concluded in 2012 without charging anyone involved in the CIA’s

CIA ‘tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths’

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The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions in the years that followed the September 11 attacks, a security source has told The Telegraph. The description of

Nerves fray over CIA report’s release

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Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have been planning for months to release the findings of their investigation on the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation program this fall. But with little more than 60 days until the midterm elections, a release of

‘Comprehensive’ CIA Torture Report Won’t Name Well-Known Architects of Torture Program

Some familiar names will be missing from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-awaited report on the CIA’s torture program, VICE News has learned. Notably, two retired Air Force psychologists, Dr. Bruce Jessen and Dr. James Mitchell, who have been credited with

The untransparent CIA

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— If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe. The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their

Why Obama Should Roll Heads at the CIA

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Heads should roll at the CIA, but not for the obvious reasons. Let’s review the cacophony of issues raised by the brutal post-911 interrogation program, including the CIA’s lies, cover-ups, and a Constitution-bending spying operation against Senate staffers. 1. An

Judge upholds order demanding release of CIA torture accounts

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A military judge has rejected the US government’s attempts to keep accounts of the CIA’s torture of a detainee secret, setting up a fateful choice for the Obama administration in staunching the fallout from its predecessor’s brutal interrogations. In a

CIA’s ‘harsh interrogations’ exceeded legal authority

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(Reuters) – A classified U.S. Senate report found that the CIA's legal justification for the use of harsh interrogation techniques that critics say amount to torture was based on faulty legal reasoning, McClatchy news service reported on Thursday. The Central

CIA accused of spying on U.S. Senate intelligence committee

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(Reuters) – A bitter dispute between the CIA and the U.S. Senate committee that oversees it burst into the open on Tuesday when the committee chairwoman accused the agency of spying on Congress and possibly breaking the law. Veteran Democratic

Former CIA spokesman says enhanced interrogation techniques paid dividends

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Controversial enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs, played an important role in the fight against the al-Qaida terrorist network, former CIA spokesman Bill Harlow told a University of Delaware Global Agenda audience Wednesday night in Mitchell Hall. Harlow, the opening speaker