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The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing. Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former chief of the British domestic spy agency, MI5, discussing the American use of torture in interrogations. Speaking of the British and intelligence, I like the look of this new blog.

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The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing.

Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former chief of the British domestic spy agency, MI5, discussing the American use of torture in interrogations.

Speaking of the British and intelligence, I like the look of this new blog.

The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing.

Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former chief of the British domestic spy agency, MI5, discussing the American use of torture in interrogations.

Speaking of the British and intelligence, I like the look of this new blog.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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