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You would torture, and you would break

Let’s face it. The real question is not whether you would torture, because you would. If you believed that a nuclear device was in the center of New York City and that torturing the suspect was the only way to ...

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Torture memos help us learn from errors

Some conservatives are critical of President Obama’s April release of four memorandums authorizing the use of harsh interrogation techniques by the CIA and the military. Critics should keep in mind, however, that prior to the president’s action, a federal judge ...

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Boeing unit lawsuit over CIA flight plans appealed

A unit of Boeing Co., the second-largest U.S. defense contractor, faced an appeal court hearing over claims it falsified flight plans to disguise the CIA’s delivery of suspected terrorists to secret prisons where they were tortured. A lawyer for the ...

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Holder says waterboarding is torture

Attorney General-designate Eric Holder called waterboarding a form of illegal torture and promised to restore the credibility of a Justice Department he described as "badly shaken" by "improper political interference." At Senate confirmation hearings, Holder signaled that President-elect Barack Obama will suspend military tribunals used to try suspected war criminals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The tribunals must be "substantially revamped" to provide defendants with more due process and ensure fair treatment for suspects, he said.

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