Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program

Today the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the long awaited report on the CIA Interrogation program post 9/11.

Five years in the making, the report is based on more than six million internal agency documents, and is a sweeping indictment of the C.I.A.’s operation and oversight of a program carried out by agency officials and contractors in secret prisons around the world in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.cia

Some Key points:

  •  The CIA.’s interrogation techniques were more brutal and employed more extensively than the agency portrayed.
  •  The CIA. misled members of Congress and the White House about the effectiveness and extent of its brutal interrogation   techniques.
  • Interrogators in the field who tried to stop the brutal techniques were repeatedly overruled by senior CIA. officials.
  •  The CIA exaggerated the success of interrogation methods in an effort to gain public support

The report, Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program may be read here.


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