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AP

Former CIA agent Philip Agee, a critic of U.S. foreign policy who infuriated American intelligence officials by naming purported agency operatives in a 1975 book, has died, state media reported Wednesday. He was 72. Agee quit the CIA in 1969 after

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NY Times

In fact, current and former intelligence officials say, the agency’s every action in the prolonged drama of the interrogation videotapes was prompted in part by worry about how its conduct might be perceived — by Congress, by prosecutors, by the Amer

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Washington Post

The Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details [to their lawyers] of the "alternative interrogation methods" that their captors used to get them to

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TruthOut

A review of classified documents by former members of the Sept. 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 and 2004 for documents and other information about the interrogation of

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Truthout (video)

Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights believes the Bush administration is fighting to keep prisoners accused of terrorism-related activity out of court in order to prevent further evidence of torture from becoming public.

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NY Times

Those who took part included Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, who was the counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney and is now his chief of staff; John Bellinger, who was senior lawyer at the National Security Council; and Harriet E. Miers, who succeed

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NY Times

A group called Wikileaks asserted that the military appeared to have a Winston Smith of its own at the Guantánamo Bay naval base, mucking about with the way Wikipedia and news sites portray the base and, curiously, posting odd assertions about Fidel

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AP

Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused to give Congress details of the government's investigation into interrogations of terror suspects that were videotaped and destroyed by the CIA. He said doing so could raise questions about whether the inq

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AP

Federal courts had prohibited the Bush administration from discarding evidence of detainee torture and abuse months before the CIA destroyed videotapes that revealed some of its harshest interrogation tactics.

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AFP

When a reporter noted that the White House has similarly stonewalled questions about other potentially embarrassing issues, and suggested that such a policy was politically expedient, Ms Perino bristled.

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AP

A suspected "high-value" terrorist taken to Guantanamo last year alleges he was tortured in overseas CIA prisons and is now suffering physical and psychological trauma as a result. Lawyers sought to preserve any evidence of torture, arguing

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Washington post

A former CIA officer who participated in the capture and questioning of the first al-Qaeda terrorist suspect to be waterboarded said the harsh technique provided an intelligence breakthrough that "probably saved lives," but he now regards t

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NY Times

Lawyers within the clandestine branch of the Central Intelligence Agency gave written approval in advance to the destruction in 2005 of hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting interrogations of two lieutenants from Al Qaeda, according to a former

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Eric Margolis

"Merry Christmas, Mr. President’ hissed the men in cloaks as they plunged a dagger into George Bush’s back. America’s spooks finally had their revenge. After being forced by the White House in 2002-2003 to concoct a farrago of lies about Iraq, a

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ABC News

A leader of the CIA team that captured the first major al Qaada figure, Abu Zubaydah, says subjecting him to WATERBOARDING WAS TORTURE BUT NECESSARY. In the first public comment by any CIA officer in handling high-value al Qaeda targets

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Consortium News

Though Los Angeles had been hit hard by the “crack epidemic” and the L.A. Times had devoted front-page space to trash Webb’s contra-cocaine reporting in 1996, the newspaper never ran a story detailing the CIA inspector general’s 1998 findings, which

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Glenn Greenwald

The most glaringly similar case was when, during the trial of Jose Padilla, DOJ prosecutors told the federal court that key videotapes of Padilla's interrogations by DOD agents could not be located, a claim which prompted expressions of increduli

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Reuters

"The tapes posed a serious security risk. Were they ever to leak, they would permit identification of your CIA colleagues who had served in the program, exposing them and their families to retaliation from al Qaeda and its sympathizers," Ha

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AP

House and Senate negotiators working on an intelligence bill have agreed to limit CIA interrogators to techniques approved by the military, which would effectively bar them from using such harsh methods as waterboarding, congressional aides said.

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