Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Department of Defense’

APA Ethics Director Consulted on Development of BSCT Training Program

APA Ethics Director Consulted on Development of BSCT Training Program

A new report by what New York Times reporter James Risen called “a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists” has provided the best proof yet of collaboration and links between the CIA, Department of Defense, and the American Psychological Association (APA) regarding the government’s interrogation program. Not noted in the report but […]

Gitmo “Team Leader” In Slahi Torture Sued For Framing Innocent Chicago Man For Murder

Gitmo “Team Leader” In Slahi Torture Sued For Framing Innocent Chicago Man For Murder

Two worlds of governmental crime. Both involve the imprisonment of innocent men. The article that follows links the torture booths at Guantanamo to the interrogation rooms run by crooked Chicago cops. It is the story of a part of America as it really is. For those caught up in it, it is a living nightmare. […]

DoD Directive Used Duplicity To Hide Current Use of SERE Torture Techniques In Interrogations

DoD Directive Used Duplicity To Hide Current Use of SERE Torture Techniques In Interrogations

Recent revelations about the content of a still secret Senate report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which allowed for use of torture, highlight the use of techniques used by a little-known military department. These techniques from the military’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape program (SERE) had been lifted from a mock-torture prison camp exercise […]

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. Read the rest of this report by Jason Leopold at […]

How The Media, Pentagon And Human Rights Groups Sold Us An Army Field Manual That (Still) Includes Torture

How The Media, Pentagon And Human Rights Groups Sold Us An Army Field Manual That (Still) Includes Torture

I’m marking the 12th anniversary of the abomination that is Guantanamo with a couple of repostings related to how the Bush administration, with the connivance of key members of the press and the human rights community, sold a continuation of torture as an end to torture. Such a reposting seems necessary as the entire press, […]

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

The famous psychologist — Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania — has been linked to the CIA’s Bush torture program. The charges lack a smoking gun, but there is lots of circumstantial evidence. What is reported below shows that Seligman wasn’t fully open about his contacts with those accused of waterboarding Abu Zubaydah, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and torturing various CIA “black site” prisoners circa 2002-2006. Why did he hide this information?

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News Of Drug Overdose

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News Of Drug Overdose

Charlie Savage at the New York Times reports that “several people briefed on a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquiry” into the death of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, who was found unresponsive in his cell last September, have revealed that the prisoner “died from an overdose of psychiatric medication.” As Savage notes, the military autopsy has […]

Revealed: Detainees Routinely Interrogated While Drugged With Powerful Antipsychotic Medication

Revealed: Detainees Routinely Interrogated While Drugged With Powerful Antipsychotic Medication

Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold’s latest exclusive on the treatment of detainees in custody of the Department of Defense. Detainees in custody of the US military were interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other medications that “could impair an individual’s ability to provide accurate information,” according to a declassified Department of Defense (DoD) inspector […]

How Much Money Could The Defense Department Save If It Stopped Trying To Save Souls?

How Much Money Could The Defense Department Save If It Stopped Trying To Save Souls?

When the average American thinks of military spending on religion, they probably think only of the money spent on chaplains and chapels. And, yes, the Department of Defense (DoD) does spend a hell of a lot of money on these basic religious accommodations to provide our troops with the opportunity to exercise their religion while […]

The Significance of Human Rights Watch’s New Call To Prosecute Bush Officials For Torture

The Significance of Human Rights Watch’s New Call To Prosecute Bush Officials For Torture

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a new report Tuesday. As they stated in the press release announcing the 107-page report, “Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees” (HTML, PDF), there is “overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration.” As a result, President Barack Obama is obliged “to order a criminal […]

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