Victims of a Central Intelligence Agency torture program may proceed with a civil lawsuit against the psychologists who were paid tens of millions of dollars to instruct agency operatives how to break detainees during interrogation.
John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored a series of notorious memos cited by the Bush administration to justify the torture of terrorism detainees, acknowledged on Sunday that the CIA may have broken the law.
A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?
The CIA torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday revealed extreme abuse and brutality inflicted upon terrorism suspects and innocent detainees in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
American diplomatic posts and thousands of US Marines have been placed on heightened alert a day ahead of the release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing CIA torture of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.
When you fight the monster, you risk becoming the monster. The CIA has a tremendously difficult task in confronting and fighting violent terrorists in hostile territories, but engaging in torture raises the risk of retaliatory terrorism.
An investigation conducted by an independent task force has concluded that the Central Intelligence Agency has been forcing doctors, psychologists and other health care professionals to torture individuals detained during the 'War on Terror.'
Kenya is among 54 nations mentioned to have taken part in CIA operations that involved torture of suspected terrorists in the years subsequent to the 9/11 bombings on the US, Open Society Justice Initiative, a New York-based human rights group, has said.
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Viewers will quickly realize that Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's new film, "Zero Dark Thirty," is not for the faint of heart. That's because the first 15 minutes of the film is basically one prolonged torture scene.