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Generic Torture (CIA doc)


Under the breezy cover note “Dan, a generic description of the process,” this “Background Paper on CIA's Use of Interrogation Techniques” is one of the most chilling torture documents excavated to date.

After the Abu Ghraib photographs surfaced and the Washington Post published a redacted version of the August 1, 2002 Bybee/Yoo torture memo in 2004, Jack Goldsmith — Jay Bybee's replacement as the head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) — announced he was withdrawing the OLC's 2002 legal opinions.

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