Torture

Newly Revealed Portions Of CIA Torture Manual: Doctoring Tapes, Foreign Detentions & Interrogating ‘Defectors’

Newly Revealed Portions Of CIA Torture Manual: Doctoring Tapes, Foreign Detentions & Interrogating ‘Defectors’ »

Describing interrogation techniques and approaches used during the Cold War, an old 1960s CIA counterintelligence interrogation manual advised covertly photographing the interrogation subject and also audio taping his interrogations. A tape player could free an interrogator from note taking, the CIA’s experts wrote, while also providing a live record of an interrogation that could replayed […]...

April 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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How The Senate’s CIA Torture Report Could Derail Guantanamo’s Military Commissions »

How The Senate’s CIA Torture Report Could Derail Guantanamo’s Military Commissions

Al Jazeera America reports that the possible release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program could throw the...

Apr 1 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

World

Former CIA Captive Abu Zubaydah Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before »

Former CIA Captive Abu Zubaydah Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Al Jazeera America landed an interview with a former friend of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee who was subjected to the CIA’s enhanced...

Mar 28 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Torture

Guantanamo Now Calls Hunger Strikes “Long-Term Non-Religious Fasts” »

Guantanamo Now Calls Hunger Strikes “Long-Term Non-Religious Fasts”

An exclusive by Jason Leopold based on a document he obtained from the Department of Defense in response to his FOIA lawsuit: Officials at...

Mar 11 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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FBI Informant: The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaydah »

FBI Informant: The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaydah

NEW files obtained from FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit can be found at the bottom of this story. Hesham opened the envelope at the bar, expecting a green card. Instead, it was a subpoena from a federal prosecutor, which would...

Mar 2 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Torture

In Lawsuit, Former Guantanamo Prisoners Say They Were Forcibly Drugged »

In Lawsuit, Former Guantanamo Prisoners Say They Were Forcibly Drugged

On February 21, attorneys for six former Guantanamo prisoners took their civil case against Donald Rumsfeld and a number of U.S. military officials to federal appeals court. Rumsfeld and the others are being sued “for the torture, religious abuse and other mistreatment of plaintiffs,” according...

Feb 24 2014 / No comment / Read More »

World

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings »

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

The Department of Defense has released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) an official list identifying 71 Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are eligible to receive parole-board-style hearings. The list includes a high-profile former CIA captive named Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded dozens of times....

Feb 20 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Nation

NSA Refuses to Confirm Or Deny Whether It Has Documents On Spy Program It Already Talked About »

NSA Refuses to Confirm Or Deny Whether It Has Documents On Spy Program It Already Talked About

I’m getting a kick out of the letters the National Security Agency (NSA) has been sending me in response to my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. A couple of weeks ago, the NSA refused to release 156 pages of draft talking points the agency...

Feb 14 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Torture

Here’s A Copy Of The Invoice Skinny Puppy Drafted For The Pentagon For Using Its Songs At Guantanamo »

Here’s A Copy Of The Invoice Skinny Puppy Drafted For The Pentagon For Using Its Songs At Guantanamo

There’s been quite a bit of media attention directed toward Skinny Puppy over the past week following revelations that the industrial band’s music was allegedly used during the interrogations of “war on terror” suspects detained at Guantanamo. Band members said they were informed in March 2013 by...

Feb 5 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

Nation

NSA Sees “Grave Damage” To National Security If Draft Talking Points On Surveillance Released »

NSA Sees “Grave Damage” To National Security If Draft Talking Points On Surveillance Released

The National Security Agency appears to have spent a lot of time trying to agree on a set of talking points agency officials could use to respond to revelations that originated with Edward Snowden about the lawfulness of the agency’s classified surveillance programs. Indeed, last...

Jan 30 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Torture

DOJ: Feinstein’s Committee Controls Torture Report; Has Final Say Over Public Release »

DOJ: Feinstein’s Committee Controls Torture Report; Has Final Say Over Public Release

A report completed more than a year ago by a Senate panel that investigated the CIA’s torture program can only be released by the committee, which maintains complete “control” over the highly classified document, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Friday. The...

Jan 26 2014 / 3 comments / Read More »
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