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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The CIA's Secret Interrogation Program

and documents recently released about it are discussed in the New York Times. The Times' bottom line:

But the strong impression that emerges from the documents, many with long passages blacked out for secrecy, is by no means one of gung-ho operatives running wild. It is a portrait of overwhelming control exercised from C.I.A. headquarters and the Department of Justice — control Bush administration officials say was intended to ensure that the program was safe and legal.

 The CIA inspector general's report, which (inter alia) describes the interrogation techniques, is here.

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