During this article, Jamie Barnett explains that there was a report released about the CIA and their use of many different and worse techniques used that were not reported by the Senate. Barnett goes on to say that there were tapes that were destroyed that had videos of the CIA "torturing" prisoners and suspects. He continues to talk about the U.S history of torture and war and how torture was brought up in our country.
In this article, Azmat Khan interviewed John Rizzo, a top lawyer for the CIA. A 34-year agency veteran, Rizzo has been described as “the most influential career lawyer in CIA history.” Rizzo explains that the FBI stopped enhanced interrogations because the methods went against their interrogation policies. Khan and Rizzo discussed a set of recordings that were destroyed by the CIA because they showed enhanced interrogation techniques being used on a potential terrorist.
In addition to being illegal and immoral, America's experience with torture has been both ineffective and counterproductive. In this article, Ken Gude explains how America is trying to figure out if they want to keep torture or get rid of it. Gude believes that torture is "ineffective" and should not be used in America. Gude goes on to explain that Donald Trump could bring enhanced interrogation techniques back into action and what this might mean for our America. He also explains how the Bush administration was able to bypass the torture ban that was put into place in 1948, and if the Trump administration gets into murky waters with torture and are accused of anything, it will be hard for any lawyer to justify that it is not torture.
In this article, ABC News explains that the man believed to be al Qaeda's top strategist has been captured, and U.S. agents are trying to learn what is next in the terrorist organization's playbook. ABC tells us how America and Pakistan have been trying to gain information from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed about Osama Bin Laden, along with terrorist attacks such as 9/11, and the World Trade Center bombing. This capture has forced America to re-asses their stance on torture. ABC goes onto explain the policies of torture and how they affect our ways of gaining information.
Throughout this article, CNN tells us many facts about the Abu Ghraib scandal in Iraq. CNN explains that the scandal was something that happened in a prison camp in Iraq from 2003 to 2006. They also say that there were many soldiers that were committed of crimes relating to torture of the prisoners. The article goes on to explain many details of the torture what happened after the scandal.
Despite US admissions that it tortured people after 9/11, little has been heard from the victims themselves. In the article, "Fault Lines" explains that the CIA started using "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11 and they said that there was a legal line between the two. Before this, "secret imprisonment" was banned in America and considered a violation of human rights.