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UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Gina Haspel confirmed as 1st woman to lead the CIA

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in …


In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and U.S. interrogates

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme – …


Fairchild’s torture ties extend their reach

Ten years ago this month, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was considering the approval of aggressive interrogation techniques for “high-value detainees” being held at Guantanamo Bay. The techniques had roots in …


Mormon church appointee aided CIA on terror

A Spokane psychologist who helped develop controversial interrogation methods, which some human rights groups say amount to torture, became the new spiritual leader of a Mormon congregation on the South …


Panetta urges secrecy

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Leon Panetta told a federal judge Monday that releasing documents about the agency’s terror interrogations would gravely damage national security. Panetta sent a 24-page missive to …


Interrogation memos released

WASHINGTON – Justice Department documents released Thursday offer the fullest account to date of Bush administration interrogation tactics, including previously undisclosed strategies of slamming a prisoner into a wall and …