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The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program (Paperback)
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"The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations." --Los Angeles Times Meticulously formatted, this is a highly readable edition of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of Central Intelligence Agency interrogation and detention programs launched in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Based on over six million internal CIA documents, the report details secret prisons -- like the one in Thailand run by Gina Haspel, currently nominated to be Donald Trump's Deputy Secretary of State -- prisoner deaths, interrogation practices, and cooperation with other foreign and domestic agencies. It also examines charges that the CIA deceived elected officials and governmental overseers about the extent and legality of its operations. Over five years in the making, and withheld from public view since its declassification in April, 2014, this is the full summary report as finally released by the United States government on December 9th, 2014.
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The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was created by the U.S. Senate in 1976 as a bipartisan committee responsible for overseeing federal intelligence activities. It is the committee's responsibility to "oversee and make continuing studies of the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government," to "submit to the Senate appropriate proposals for legislation and report to the Senate concerning such intelligence activities and programs," and to "provide vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States."
"A portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend and even harder to stomach." "--The New York Times"
"The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations." "--The Los Angeles Times
""The Senate intelligence committee's report is a landmark in accountability . . . It is one of the most shocking documents ever produced by any modern democracy about its own abuses of its own highest principles." "--The Guardian"
"Exhaustive . . . Haunting . . ." "--The Washington Post"
"Releasing this report is an important step to restoring our values and showing the world that we are a just society." --Senate Intelligence Committee chair Senator Diane Feinstein
"I believe the American people have a right--indeed, a responsibility--to know what was done in their name; how these practices did or did not serve our interests; and how they comported with our most important values. I commend Chairman Feinstein and her staff for their diligence in seeking a truthful accounting of policies I hope we will never resort to again." --Senator John McCain