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Torture and the CIA: 20 Years Later

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With the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, this featured episode discusses the CIA’s torture programs in the wake of 9/11.

Foreign Policy recommends: At Liberty.

This week on FP Playlist, we feature At Liberty, a podcast produced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). With the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, this featured episode discusses the CIA’s torture programs in the wake of 9/11 and the aftermath for those people who were tortured. 

Steven Watt, a senior staff lawyer for the ACLU’s Human Rights Program, sat down with FP Playlist to discuss the effects of torture and the fight for transparency. 

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About Foreign Policy Playlist:  Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? Wed love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here.  See All Episodes

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