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Who's responsible for the CIA's torture policy?

The Senate intelligence committee report provides some accountability for detainee abuse.... Read more»

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FactCheck

Cheney's tortured facts

The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.... Read more»

Graphic: Torture is a global problem

Out of the 155 countries that have adopted the UN Convention Against Torture 79 are violating it, activists say.... Read more»

Freed Gitmo prisoners go to Uruguay

Six former prisoners of the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility arrived in Uruguay last weekend after more than a decade in captivity. A high-profile lawsuit over the U.S. military’s force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners during a months-long hunger strike will continue despite their release.... Read more»

Read in full: Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a long-awaited report on Tuesday into the use of torture by the CIA in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks. It contains graphic and previously unknown details of the agency’s “enhanced interrogation program,” and suggests that the techniques used were in fact far more brutal than it had previously admitted. Another key finding was that the intelligence gleaned from using these methods was of little use for counterterror operations, and in fact may have been counterproductive.... Read more»

McCain: CIA torture 'stained national honor'

I believe the American people have a right – indeed, a responsibility – to know what was done in their name. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded. Those policies stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good.... Read more»

Commentary

Mexican drug murders get less attention in U.S. than Middle East violence

Commentary: Why are Americans so uninformed and unconcerned about the horrors occurring just across our border?... Read more»1

Commentary

Global news community stands ground against 'new war on journalists'

Commentary: Amid growing violence against us, our colleagues’ work and their sacrifices inspire us to keep going.... Read more»

FactCheck: Incoming Arkansas senator's porous border story

Incoming Arkansas senator Tom Cotton distorted the facts of a 2011 failed terrorist plot to make his case that the U.S. border with Mexico is “open” and “defenseless.”... Read more»4

Analysis

Kassig beheading: ISIS killers won't cease until stopped

News analysis: Peter Kassig’s beheading is another sign of savagery from messianic killers, but sending U.S. troops into direct combat roles in Syria would be a mistake.... Read more»

No, Canadians are not invading America, but there are real security issues up north

Canadians are reeling after attacks last week that left two soldiers dead: one run down by a car near Montreal, one shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. It didn’t take long for questions to arise about if and how such attacks could be prevented.  Why would terrorists (or anybody) want to attack Canada? Is the United States at risk from Canadian terrorists?... Read more»

Islamic State's simple but effective strategy to win hearts and minds

Village by village, the extremist group has manipulated Arabs, Yazidis and Christians alike with a campaign of kindness one day, terror the next. While portraying themselves as merciless warriors on the battlefield, IS has also gone to great lengths to show that living under their rule, at least for Muslims, is not so bad.... Read more»

Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don't fall for these 5 myths

Switch off the television and read this instead.... Read more»

Johnson: Border tighter, but ‘new threats’ to U.S. security loom

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said illegal immigration is down, border security is up and word is getting out to would-be border crossers. But he called for vigilance against new threats from homegrown extremists who leave the U.S. to join groups like ISIS.... Read more»1

Commentary

There's no hiding U.S. failure in Afghanistan

American troops who remain on the ground no longer try to sugarcoat the reality that the war has accomplished little of permanence.... Read more»

Game & Fish got $2.4M in surplus military gear

Arizona Game and Fish Department received more than $2.4 million worth of surplus military equipment from a Department of Defense program, exceeding the dollar value of gear that went to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Mesa Police Department.... Read more»

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