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What Would I have Seen? How Would I Have Reacted?

Today's third installment of Chapter 3 follows CIA Inspector General John Helgerson's inquiry into the black site torture program that led up to the publication of his Special Review in May 2004—and in particular, the conclusions he reached when he reviewed the videotapes of the Thai black site interrogations.

On The al-Nashiri Interrogation

Today we post the second installment of Chapter 3, which includes a closer look at the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

Eyes in the black sites

"Is It Humane"?

This past week, David Frakt, one of our Contributors for the report, sent me the following very illuminating response to my last diary post, “How Close to the Rack and Screw.”

How Close to the “Rack and Screw”?

On Friday, the government released a new round of documents in the ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation, among them several that the CIA and Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel claimed they'd missed on previous searches of their files.

Ineffective, Short-sighted, and Wrong

One of the most striking things to me as I work my way through the documents is how much opposition there was to the Bush torture program, from within the administration and from men and women in the U.S. military and intelligence services, from the very beginning.

Experimenting with Torture

Today we post Chapter 2 of the report, “Experimenting with Torture.”

Words and Images

What’s In Those Cables?

Next week I'll be adding a section to the Report about the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah at a CIA black site.

On the Contributors and books

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