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DEC 18, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Whitewashing CIA Torture: ‘We Are (Not So) Awesome’ After All – OpEd

“This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a long-awaited congressional report on the use of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). But what if this is exactly who we are? The report is difficult to […] The post Whitewashing CIA ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Dick Cheney's Misleading Torture Spin

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a spirited defense of CIA interrogation tactics used in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks and denounced a recent Senate report, which criticized those techniques, as a “crock.” But in presenting his case, Cheney often gave a one-sided and misleading account of the facts. Cheney ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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North Korea Wants UN To Discuss CIA Torture

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (Reuters) - North Korea on Monday asked the United Nations Security Council to add the issue of torture by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to its agenda and to establish an investigation to ensure those responsible are held to account for human rights abuses. The request by Pyongyang came as two-thirds of the 15-member council push ...

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DEC 12, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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CIA chief defends agency, but admits 'abhorrent' abuses

US spymaster John Brennan admitted Thursday that some CIA interrogators had used unauthorized and "abhorrent" tactics in the past decade and said he believes torture tends to lead to false intelligence. In an extraordinary news conference, broadcast live from the agency's Langley headquarters in what is believed to be a first in CIA history, Brennan mounted a stout defense of ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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CIA chief admits some interrogations 'abhorrent'

US spymaster John Brennan admitted Thursday that some CIA interrogators had used unauthorized and "abhorrent" tactics and said he believes torture tends to lead to false intelligence. In a rare news conference, broadcast live from the agency's Langley headquarters in what is believed to be a first in CIA history, Brennan mounted a stout defense of his officers. Brennan said ...

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