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  • Pair’s role in CIA coercion emerging

    In April 2002, as the terrorism suspect known as Abu Zubaida lay in a Bangkok hospital bed, top U.S. counterterrorism officials gathered at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., for a …

  • Psychologist key in torture policy, report says

    Bruce Jessen, a senior military psychologist with offices in Spokane, played a key role in expanding the controversial use of torture against enemy combatants, according to the report released Thursday …

  • Behind barbed wire

    On a picturesque bluff west of Spokane, a highly classified military facility – unknown to most in the region – carries out a worldwide mission from behind a coiled barbed-wire …

  • Our view: Psychologists right

    The American Psychological Association’s code of ethics begins by listing its general principles. This is the very first line: “Psychologists strive to benefit those with whom they work and take …

  • Lessons in survival

    The Survival School at Fairchild Air Force Base, created in 1966 to train downed pilots to survive captivity during the Cold War, has a newly expanded mission in the ongoing …

  • Group protests firm’s CIA ties

    More than two dozen people, some dressed in black hoods and orange jumpsuits to resemble Guantanamo detainees, gathered Thursday evening at Riverside and Washington to protest the work of a …

  • Psychologists shun tactics

    SAN FRANCISCO – The American Psychological Association ruled Sunday that psychologists can no longer be associated with several interrogation techniques that have been used against terrorism detainees at U.S. facilities …

  • Pyschologists debate their role in interrogations

    SAN FRANCISCO – Some psychologists’ participation in the development and use of harsh interrogation techniques at secret U.S. military detention centers around the globe is miring the annual meeting of …

  • Expert has stake in cryptic local firm

    The former president of the American Psychological Association is a partner in a Spokane-based firm linked to the CIA’s reported use of harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists at secret …

  • Psychologists’ CIA work called ‘voodoo science’

    Two Spokane-based psychologists working under contract to the CIA at interrogation sites for the war on terror practiced “voodoo science” that was brutal and ineffective, according to an article published …

  • Spokane psychologists linked to CIA: Congress probes role in controversial interrogations

    Two Spokane psychologists are the focus of a congressional inquiry into the use of harsh techniques to interrogate terrorist suspects in Guantanamo, Iraq, Afghanistan and at secret military and CIA …



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