Friday, June 17, 2016

Declassified CIA Files Pertaining To Enhanced Interrogations Have Been Released

The Guardian: Declassified CIA file: detainee would probably have cooperated before torture

Medical personnel involved in the agency’s first waterboarding effort raised doubts about need for method, in contrast with longstanding CIA claims

Medical personnel who aided in the CIA’s first simulated drowning found that the detainee who endured it was probably willing to cooperate before his torture. They even mocked agency defenses of waterboarding as “creative but circular”, according to an extraordinary declassified document.

In an assessment devastating years of CIA and allied insistences that waterboarding was a critically important intelligence-gathering technique, the undated and heavily redacted document attributed to the chief of the CIA’s Office of Medical Services (OMS), states that detainee Abu Zubaydah’s cooperation with interrogators in 2002 “did not correlate that well with his waterboard sessions”.

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More News On The Declassified CIA Files Pertaining To Enhanced Interrogations

Detainees Describe C.I.A. Torture in Declassified Transcripts -- NYT
Documents shed light on CIA torture program -- AFP
CIA documents detail waterboarding of suspects after 9/11 -- CBS
Voices of Detainees and Dissent in New CIA “Enhanced Interrogation” Documents -- Frontline
Declassified CIA File: Bin-Laden Aide Stopped Providing Intel After Torture -- Sputnik
CIA releases declassified documents on interrogations -- Politico
CIA releases guidelines on torture of post-9/11 detainees -- The Independent
Newly Released CIA Documents Cite Invaluable Interrogation Program -- VOA

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