President Bush's repeated insistence "we don't torture" appeared more bogus as he threatened to veto a bill that would explicitly ban a variety of abhorrent practices. It would require intelligence agencies follow interrogation rule
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees” this morning, Brigadier General Thomas W. Hartmann, the legal adviser at Guantanamo Bay, repeatedly refused to call the hypothetical waterboarding of an America
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
Waterboarding as an interrogation technique has its roots in some of history's worst totalitarian nations, from Nazi Germany and the Spanish Inquisition to North Korea and Iraq.
U.S. law protects endangered iguanas on the naval base, but the Supreme Court is struggling to determine whether it also applies to the 305 men imprisoned there. In the balance hangs America's traditional reputation for justice for all.
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
"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
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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The CIA tested a wide variety of psychoactive substances, most notably LSD, on the general public and often without consent of the subject. Whether or not such a program still exists is a matter of debate (e.g. Guantanamo)
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner slashed his throat with a sharpened fingernail last month, spilling a lot of blood but surviving, a U.S. military commander said Tuesday.
A leaked copy of a March 2004 manual of Gitmo's "Standard Operating Procedures" for Camp Delta was published by the Web site Wikileaks.org. It deals with everything a guard at Guantanamo would need to know, from how to remove detainees*
"WE HAVE important news for you!" Chained to the floor of a cell in Camp Six, Guantanamo, Joseph said nothing. But he had some news for us, too.
Official US calls for "clarifying" the Geneva Conventions are part of a ploy to limit their application and enable prisoners to be treated outside the law without inviting culpability for war crimes and torture...
[And I'm willing to waterboard you.] Last night, former Attorney General John Ashcroft delivered an address on national security at the University of Colorado. The event was marked by heated protests. About 20 student protesters wearing “shirts w
What Role Do Psychologists Play? Just over a week ago, a major operating manual for the US military's prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was leaked and posted on the internet.
"They closed it (the account) and they sent me an e-mail saying that it will be suspended because there were lots of complaints about the content, especially the content of torture," Abbas told Reuters
This film shows a performance artist undergoing, for real, interrogation techniques permitted in the CIA handbook. Warning: Some viewers may find this disturbing. Unsuitable for under 14s.
ABC News conducts a special investigation to discover if individuals would respond the same way today to the Milgram Experiment as they did in the 1960's. The results are not encouraging. How far would you go to please an authority figure?
Washington fears a barrage of adverse publicity in the suspicious Muslim world and is concerned that critics will claim the invisible beam weapons were being used for torture.
A little noticed prohibition in the Democrats' $50 billion Iraq funding bill that passed the House Wednesday would effectively end CIA renditions, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The CIA has three video and audio recordings of interrogations of senior al Qaida captives but misled federal judges about the evidence during the case against terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui , federal prosecutors revealed in a Nov. 9 court filing that
Like the US, Israel uses torture as policy
Four decades ago, as a reporter in Vietnam, I saw what it was like. When you hog-tie a human being, tilt him head down, stuff a rag in his mouth and over his nostrils and pour water onto the rag slowly and steadily to the point where his lungs start
Olbermann: Bush may not observe the rules, but the country abides by them
A U.S. government official's eyewitness account of a firefight that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan could derail the Bush administration's plans to put a former child soldier on military trial, defense attorneys said.
The Times has revealed the DOJ produced a 2005 secret legal opinion permitting interrogators to use head slapping, waterboarding, frigid temperatures, extended stress position manacling, and sleep deprivation against detainees
In his latest fire-breathing Special Comment Keith Olbermann tears into President Bush for firing a true patriot that spoke out against torture, while cowardly and simultaneously ordering others to commit the very same heinous crime.
Last night, ABC World News reported that in 2004 then-acting assistant attorney general Daniel Levin was so concerned about the administration’s use of waterboarding that he went to a military base near Washington and underwent the procedure himself.