Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

by Jim Lobe Tuesday’s release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the CIA of detainees in the so-called “war on terror” does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.… Continue Reading  

The CIA-SSCI Feud and US Capacity for Self-Reflection in the “War on Terror”

by Derek Davison The CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) have been embroiled for several weeks in a dispute over the declassification of a sweeping Senate report, the product of an investigation into the George W. Bush-era CIA’s so-called “enhanced interrogation” program. The SSCI’s… Continue Reading  

“I Begged for Them to Stop”

Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture by Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch Try to remain calm — even as you begin to feel your chest tighten and your heart race.  Try not to panic as water starts flowing into… Continue Reading