Sixteen years ago, the CIA detained and tortured Gul Rahman until he died of hypothermia — but the agency never notified his family he died in its custody.
“But do I feel it works? Absolutely, I feel it works.”
James Mitchell says he's haunted but has no regrets about waterboarding suspected terrorists.
The CIA suggested it could instead provide an anonymous witness to answer questions in writing.
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James Mitchell's unpublished book promises "a dramatic firsthand account."
The three men at the heart of the case were beaten, held in coffin-sized boxes, and hung from metal rods.
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.
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.
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.
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.