Sen. Feinstein tells CIA director to #ReadTheReport

Dec 12, 2014

Sen. Feinstein tells CIA director to #ReadTheReport

As CIA chief John Brennan defended the spy agency’s interrogation program for terrorism suspects Thursday, a senior senator whose committee published a damning report on the practice contested his claims. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein’s staffers repeatedly used the hashtag #ReadTheReport on the ...

Dec 12, 2014

Thailand denies existence of CIA 'black site'

A senior Thai official Thursday flatly rejected longstanding claims that the kingdom hosted a secret CIA prison, after the publication of a U.S. Senate report this week reignited controversy over Washington’s “black site” network. Thailand has long been accused by human rights groups of ...

CIA battles Senate Democrats over torture report

Dec 11, 2014

CIA battles Senate Democrats over torture report

by Bradley Klapper

The CIA and several of its past leaders are stepping up a campaign to discredit a five-year Senate investigation into the CIA’s harrowing interrogation practices after 9/11, concerned that the historical record may define them as torturers instead of patriots and expose them to ...

U.S. torture report med with a shrug in Middle East

Dec 11, 2014

U.S. torture report med with a shrug in Middle East

This week’s revelations about the CIA’s harsh treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective shrug in most parts of the Middle East, where they merely reinforced a long-held view of American brutality — ...

Ex-leaders: Poland agreed to CIA site, not to torture

Dec 11, 2014

Ex-leaders: Poland agreed to CIA site, not to torture

After years of denials, two former Polish leaders acknowledged Wednesday they had allowed a secret CIA prison to operate on their territory but insisted they never authorized the harsh treatment or torture of its inmates. Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, 60, and former Prime ...

Prosecutions for CIA torture still seem unlikely after Senate report

Dec 10, 2014

Prosecutions for CIA torture still seem unlikely after Senate report

Minutes after a U.S. Senate intelligence panel released details of the CIA’s torture of terrorism suspects, President Barack Obama suggested the country should move on. The U.S. Department of Justice, which has the power to bring criminal charges, looks set to follow his word. ...

List of the 13 techniques used on detainees

Dec 10, 2014

List of the 13 techniques used on detainees

Thirteen “enhanced interrogation techniques” are at the center of a Senate Intelligence Committee report about the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation tactics after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Here are the methods, as listed by a memo from the Justice Department to the CIA ...