Boys as young as 11, accused of fighting for the Islamic State, are being detained and brutally tortured in prisons.
Secret White House Budget in the Works; North Korea Teetering; Trump’s Unsecure Phone; And Lots More
The new president is reportedly considering moves to declare Guantanamo open for business and consider a return to “black sites” and enhanced interrogation for new detainees.
I was interested that Trump, by his account, went out of his way to ask General Mattis about the efficacy of torture.
John Brennan says he'll never go along with waterboarding.
The release of the State Department’s annual report on human rights typically focuses on grotesque abuses and atrocities in far-flung corners of the world. But this year, Secretary of State John Kerry found himself addressing something closer to home: the vigorous endorsement of torture by the leading 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
Donald Trump has changed course on his widely-condemned promise to bring back torture and kill families of terrorists.
Tunisians have never received a public accounting for the crimes of the old dictatorship. Gilbert Naccache says that must change.
News sources are reporting that the long-awaited release of the summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s torture program is just days away. Thanks to anonymous sources, we already know some of what this summary will say: “enhanced” interrogation techniques (EITS) yielded little, if any significant intelligence, and the CIA misled the government and the public about both the severity of its methods and this program’s success.
The Cairo university student left home to take a final exam. The next day, he turned up in a city morgue, with marks of torture on his body, and police peddling a suspicious story about how he got there.
From drone strikes to prison torture, the CIA has been pulling the strings of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11. And if history is a guide, the agency will be calling the shots in the Middle East for years to come.
Washington was more focused on securing military aid from Karimov for war in neighboring Afghanistan, human rights advocates say.