More Torture Articles

  • Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo

    NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments are reluctant to draft and implement local laws, human rights experts said Tuesday. Successful...

  • The tortuous debate over the CIA's 'torture' report

    The biggest political drama of the summer isn't about Hillary Clinton or immigration reform. It's the intense behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over the committee's report on the CIA's alleged torturing of terrorist detainees during the...

  • 20 watchdog groups call for Brennan's resignation

    A coalition of 20 transparency and ethics watchdog groups are fed up with CIA Director John Brennan's leadership and are calling on President Obama to ask him to step down.

  • Democrats steamed that White House let the CIA censor a torture report

    Senate Democrats say the White House has pledged to work with them in "good faith" to resolve their differences over redactions to their torture report, but they're still furious that President Obama allowed the CIA, instead of the White House, to take the lead in censoring it.

  • Senate's torture report delayed indefinitely

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she has put off the release of the report until further notice because redactions by intelligence officials are obscuring the report's findings.

  • Saxby Chambliss calls Democrats 'absolutely wrong' about CIA tactics

    The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee Sunday ripped Democrats for a soon-to-be-released review of Central Intelligence Agency interrogation practices, saying that the techniques in question foiled terrorist plots.

  • Dianne Feinstein says intelligence officials 'significantly redacted' torture report

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the CIA has heavily redacted her panel's final report of its investigation into the agency’s detention and interrogation practices.

  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

    President Obama acknowledged Friday that the U.S. "tortured some folks" in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, highlighting CIA shortcomings ahead of the release of a Senate report on the agency's interrogation techniques.

  • Why Obama can't sweep aside his John Brennan problem at the CIA

    As it did when other agency chiefs came under fire, the White House dismissed calls for Brennan's head, labeling the matter a "misunderstanding" and trying to move past the embarrassing episode. But for President Obama, it won't be that easy, for one simple reason: Democrats are furious.



From the Weekly Standard

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    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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