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Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from Politico Read more It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, did not in fact “produce the intelligence that...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from USA Today Read more Shortly after 9/11, the U.S. government made the fateful choice to use torture, which officials called "enhanced interrogation." As retired four...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from MSNBC Read more Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of its findings of its comprehensive, five-year investigation into...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from Fox News Read more As a former professional interviewer with the FBI, I know what works and doesn’t. Torture is not an effective way to get information, and the...