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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

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  • Despite denials, Senate torture report says waterboarding more widespread than CIA claims

    LANGLEY, Va. CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday stood by his agency's claim that interrogators used waterboarding only on three high-profile detainees. Asked by McClatchy at a press briefing whether he could categorically say that those were the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CIA's torture experts got millions, face new scrutiny

    WASHINGTON The well-paid psychologists had a plan and a contract to make terrorists talk. And when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resisted, a CIA officer confided in 2003 that one of the psychologists promised he was "going to go to school on this guy,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Martin Schram: America endures a tortured gaze into terror's mirror

    On Thursday, April 12, 2007, as then-CIA Director Michael V. Hayden was testifying behind closed doors of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his agency's ultra-secret methods of interrogating top terror suspects, Washington was already...
  • CIA acknowledges problems but maintains tactics helped thwart attacks

    WASHINGTON The intelligence community on Tuesday unleashed a vigorous defense of its work in fighting terrorism, with the CIA releasing documents and former officials making impassioned arguments to challenge a Senate committee's findings that the...
  • Report shows that, effective or not, treatment of CIA prisoners was brutal

    WASHINGTON The CIA interrogator snapped his fingers, and suspected terrorist Abu Zubaydah meekly lay down on the waterboarding table. Then the pain began, again. It was August 2002, at a secret overseas site code-named by the committee Detention Site...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee: CIA's interrogations vicious, ineffective

    WASHINGTON The CIA held at least 119 people in secret overseas prisons some of whom were innocent and subjected many to gruesome interrogations that didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden and were more vicious than the agency...