Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Waterboarding’

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques

Forgive the tongue-in-cheek, but it is almost as if the only person who reads and responds to my work on torture is President Obama.There was a cascade of coverage of the President’s August 1 remarks concerning John Brennan and his defense of his embattled CIA chief, as Obama was also widely derided for his seeming defense of those who […]

More On The Media And The Question of Torture In The Army Field Manual

More On The Media And The Question of Torture In The Army Field Manual

This is second of two articles revisiting work I did on the “selling” of the Bush Administration’s rewrite of the Army Field Manual (AFM) on intelligence interrogations. As the first article showed, while beat reporters at the Pentagon knew something weird was going on with the introduction of the new AFM regulations, particularly around the use of […]

Is the US Government Preparing to Charge Accused Terrorist Abu Zubaydah With War Crimes?

Is the US Government Preparing to Charge Accused Terrorist Abu Zubaydah With War Crimes?

This report was originally published on Truthout. The Department of Defense (DoD) won’t release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) six volumes of diaries written by Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, better known as accused terrorist Abu Zubaydah, nor will DoD release six pages of the Guantanamo prisoner’s sketches that depict the torture he was […]

“The Pentagon Papers Of The CIA Torture Program”

“The Pentagon Papers Of The CIA Torture Program”

This report was originally published on Truthout. A lawyer for the most high-profile resident of Gitmo sheds light on what a voluminous secret report on the CIA’s torture program approved by a Senate panel Thursday may contain. On a cold day in February 2009, Brent Mickum arrived at the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility in Washington, DC and went […]

Report On US Torture And Rendition To Libya Details New Waterboarding Claims

Report On US Torture And Rendition To Libya Details New Waterboarding Claims

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a major new report detailing how the Bush Administration and other allied governments tortured and imprisoned opponents of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The prisoners were then rendered to Gaddafi’s own prisons where many of them were tortured. According to a HRW press release, the 154-page report, “Delivered into Enemy […]

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Attorneys for inmates at Guantanamo Bay say they’ve been banned from bringing up the subject of torture in court. They also claim that a number of other legal restrictions are stopping them from building a proper defence in cases that could result in the death penalty. Tweet

How Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Remains In “Command” and Continues to “Strike Fear”

How Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Remains In “Command” and Continues to “Strike Fear”

Originally published at Truthout and reprinted here with permission. Written by Truthout’s lead investigative reporter, Jason Leopold. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sat stone silent inside the courtroom at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, refusing to answer routine questions from the judge presiding over his arraignment for war crimes. Four other co-defendants, who are being […]

Jason Leopold: Government Now Says High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaydah Never Member Of Al-Qaeda

Jason Leopold: Government Now Says High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaydah Never Member Of Al-Qaeda

This exclusive report was originally published by Truthout on March 30, 2010. It was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold. The Justice Department has quietly recanted nearly every major claim the Bush administration made about Abu Zubaydah the alleged al-Qaeda leader who was the first suspected terrorist subjected to the torture of waterboarding and other […]

Truthout Contributor Jeffrey Kaye On Guantanamo Water Torture And Rumsfeld’s Denials

A new report published by Truthout last week suggests that there may be much more to interrogation techniques and where they were used. This includes a little known testimony by former Guantanamo detainee Murat Kurnaz before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where he described not waterboarding, but a form of water treatment. Jeffrey Kaye, […]

New Evidence Reveals US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture, Despite Rumsfeld’s Denials

New Evidence Reveals US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture, Despite Rumsfeld’s Denials

This report was written by Jeffrey Kaye and originally published on Truthout. In the controversy over whether torture, especially waterboarding, was used to gather information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Fox News’ Sean Hannity recently that “no one was waterboarded at Guantanamo by the US […]

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