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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

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  • Torture report describes key 9/11 figure facing off with interrogators

    Torture report describes key 9/11 figure facing off with interrogators
    Less than two hours after self-avowed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured, the chief of interrogations of a new CIA detention site in Afghanistan emailed Washington with this subject line: "Let's roll with the new guy." For the...
  • Did the U.S. engage in torture?

    Did the U.S. engage in torture?
    Former vice president and überpatriot Dick Cheney, never a shrinking violet, went on TV yesterday to mount another impassioned defense of the Bush administration’s intelligence-gathering techniques. He reiterated that the US didn’t engage in...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
  • Thinking about torture

    Thinking about torture
    For a long time I resisted the word "torture" when discussing the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don't think I can do that anymore. The report put out by Diane Feinstein and her fellow...
  • The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe

    The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe
    The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in...
  • Who will be held responsible for torture?

    We've never seen anything like it. Reporters almost ran out of adjectives for the kinds of torture carried out by the CIA, as described in the Senate Intelligence Committee report released this week. Their actions were called disgusting, degrading,...
  • Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges

    Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges
    One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations. "It's a...
  • Did CIA torture yield key information? Report says no; defenders disagree

    Did CIA torture yield key information? Report says no; defenders disagree
    Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by...
  • Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...
  • Polish ex-leaders confess complicity after CIA torture report

    Polish ex-leaders confess complicity after CIA torture report
    A U.S. Senate report on interrogation abuses by CIA operatives around the world spurred two former leaders in Poland to confirm, after years of denials, that the country hosted one of the "black site" detention facilities where the alleged torture...
  • Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...