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

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 1:04 am

In March 2014, the CIA released a new version its 1963 KUBARK interrogation/torture manual which contains new revelations that extend our knowledge of CIA interrogation activities. The updated version of the manual still contains numerous redactions, even 51 years after the document’s origination. But it also includes brand-new information about the CIA’s use of torture, including never before revealed discussions of the CIA’s early use of foreign intelligence services for both interrogation and detention, including the use of such foreign services as cover for CIA interrogations.

Muslim American Subjected to Rendition, Detention & Abuse Continues Effort to Hold FBI Agents Accountable

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 5:10 pm

Amir Meshal, a United States citizen born and raised in New Jersey, is a Muslim, who decided to visit Mogadishu, Somalia, in 2006, in order to “broaden his understanding of Islam after the country’s volatile political situation had largely stabilized.” Yet, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing him in a lawsuit, [...]

Rendition of Libyan Terror Suspect: What If Abu Anas al-Liby Had Nothing to Do With the Embassy Bombings?

By: Monday October 14, 2013 8:11 pm

A Libyan terror suspect kidnapped from Libya in a raid by US special forces on October 5 was transferred from the naval ship, where he was being detained and interrogated, into “law enforcement custody” over the weekend. The Justice Department indicated in a press release that he was “brought directly to the Southern District of [...]

Obama’s Rendition Operation in Libya: It’s Like President George W. Bush Got a Fourth Term

By: Monday October 7, 2013 12:52 pm

Two raids were mounted by United States military forces over the weekend. One raid led to the rendition of a terror suspect from Libya to a naval vessel and the other raid was an operation in Somalia that failed.

Making the Indisputable Fact the US Engaged in Torture a Part of Consensus in Washington

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 11:16 am

A major report on the United States government’s use of torture was released on April 16. The product of a two-year intensive study. It examined discussion involving President George W. Bush and his top advisers after 9/11 and the how they had considered inflicting “pain and torment on detainees” in custody as part of challenging [...]

German Prosecutor Would Have Filed Indictments for CIA Rendition Had US Provided Information

By: Monday February 18, 2013 5:35 pm

The German newspaper Spiegel has an interview with a German prosecutor, who ultimately decided not to file indictments in the case of Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar. Omar was kidnapped in a CIA operation in Italy and rendered to Germany and then Egypt, where he was tortured. Last week, according to Reuters, a Milan appeals [...]

Brennan’s CIA Confirmation Hearing as ‘Kabuki Oversight’ & Anwar al-Awlaki’s Posthumous Trial

By: Friday February 8, 2013 5:19 pm

Nobody doubts that Obama’s counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, who has been serving as an assassination czar developing a targeted killing program, will be confirmed to the position of CIA chief. In that sense, Jeremy Scahill was completely right to describe what the press and public saw yesterday during the confirmation hearing as “kabuki oversight.” Scahill was [...]

Secrecy Confronted at Brennan’s CIA Confirmation Hearing

By: Friday February 8, 2013 1:00 pm

A confirmation hearing for President Barack Obama’s national counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, who Obama nominated to head the CIA, took place yesterday and lasted for more than three hours. Senators on the Select Committee for Intelligence questioned him about targeted killings and the use of drones, the CIA’s interrogation program under President George W. Bush [...]

A Comprehensive Look at the CIA’s Rendition, Detention & Torture Program

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 6:26 pm

A major report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) program was released today by the Open Society Justice Initiative. It is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the program to date. From “credible public sources and information provided by reputable human rights organizations,” the organization was able to figure out that “as many [...]

The Only CIA Officer Scheduled to Go to Jail Over Torture Never Tortured Anybody

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 10:52 am

Reporter for the New York Times, Scott Shane, wrote a feature story on the case of former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who is the first from the agency to face jail time for a classified leak. He is to be sentenced to 30 months of jail on January 25. Kiriakou pled guilty to the charge [...]

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