Retired FBI agent Ali Soufan argues that the agency's thirst for torture made it harder to protect Americans.
His rumored candidate for CIA director, Michael Morell, is raising alarms.
The CIA and its defenders insisted that torture would help keep America safe. They were wrong.
A new movie, The Report, documents the Senate struggle to inform the public about our wartime waterboarding and "enhanced interrogations."
Paul Manafort isn’t deserving of torture. Neither was Kalief Browder.
This is not the first time generic "yaaassss slay kween" feminism has been used to obscure an awful person's record.
Credibly accused, but never actually convicted, of torturing dozens of people to force confessions
The late Arizona senator's relentless energy and patriotic sense of honor led him to heroic acts of defiance, but also misguided support for disastrous foreign interventions.
The former head of our intelligence agencies thinks we're all easily manipulated rubes. Is that why he lied to the Senate?
Many aren't willing to ignore her ties to torture just because of her sex.
As the Senate prepares to vote on Gina Haspel's nomination, senators call for more transparency on torture and her role in it.
From ripping families apart to nominating a torture-enabler as CIA director, the administration is calling the GOP's bluff, Reason editors argue.
Haspel's defenders say she was just following protocol when she oversaw the waterboarding of a suspected al-Qaeda operative. That's not good enough.
Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing Is a Reckoning for America's Use of Torture During the War on Terror
"It says that it's OK to engage in war crimes and crimes against humanity, and if you do it, you'll get promoted."
Plus: Facebook goes after Trump's social media firm, and Trump tiptoes toward a trade war.
Secretary of State replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is replaced by torture aficionado Gina Haspel.
Supreme Court turns away transparency lawsuit trying to force release of Senate report.
'It's currently against the law and I hope it will remain against the law.'
The Trump administration can always outsource its dirty work to allies.
The secret prisons used by the CIA during the Bush administration-where torture took place-could get a Trump-era reboot.
Will we ever truly know the full extent that we used waterboarding and abusive techniques on prisoners during the war on terror?
The president-elect reserves the right to torture terrorism suspects for revenge.
The next commander-in-chief could legally bring back torture.
Transparency of decades of Chicago PD abuse is almost here.
On immigration, surveillance, torture, and press freedom, Trump's ideas are not just bad-they're unconstitutional.
Copy of Senate report 'mistakenly' gets destroyed as government successfully resists release.
Remember the role they played in Zero Dark Thirty, used to publicly justify waterboarding
John Yoo thinks the president should have virtually limitless war-making powers.
We have a presidential frontrunner who openly embraces abusing prisoners.
The Spymasters helps viewers understand the mindset behind controversial decisions.
Jesselyn Radack reveals what happens when whistleblowers go through those "proper channels" we're always hearing about.
The A.P.A. is accused of allowing Bush administration officials "to actually help write the association's policies."
The superhero show celebrates the violent interrogations inflicted by its main character.
Mohamedou Slahi is still incarcerated even though a federal judge ordered his release in 2010.
New story sees roots of Guantanamo abuse in law enforcement agency's troubled past.
In the case of CIA torture, hard hearts mixed with soft minds to further a policy that was not only grotesque, but unwise.