August 30, 2009 Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Sunday that the Obama administration's decision to investigate CIA interrogators is "outrageous" and politically motivated. Host Guy Raz recaps with New York Times reporter Scott Shane.
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August 27, 2009 While the report offers up the largest public disclosure of CIA methods and tactics since the Iran-Contra hearings, some 36 pages were partially redacted and another 30 were completely blacked out. That leads some people to ask whether the missing sections could be covering up abuses the public hasn't even heard about yet.
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August 27, 2009 The Department of Defense hired an outside contractor to track the coverage of journalists reporting on the U.S. military. A military spokeswoman disputes allegations in the Stars and Stripes newspaper that the information has been used to decide whether to embed journalists with troops in Afghanistan.
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August 27, 2009 The recently released 2004 CIA report detailed interrogation techniques used against terror suspects. The debate continues about whether to call the methods "torture" or "enhanced techniques." Former vice president Dick Cheney says the report proves the methods saved lives.
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August 27, 2009 The Obama administration said this week that it will create a new office managed by the FBI and overseen by the White House to run interrogations, but officials have yet to work out exactly who the interrogators will be or where the sessions would take place.
August 27, 2009 The Obama administration is changing the way future interrogations are conducted. Instead of sending terror suspects to the CIA, they'll go to a team led by the FBI. Tim Weiner, author of Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, says that means the FBI won the battle over how do you interrogate terror suspects. Weiner talks with Steve Inskeep about how the FBI and CIA differ in their approach to interrogations.
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August 26, 2009 News that a federal prosecutor will examine whether the CIA broke the law in its interrogations of detainees prompted both support and criticism in the United States and beyond. At the same time, newly released documents allowed a deeper look into past CIA tactics, sparking renewed outcry.
August 26, 2009 It will take more than a newly launched Justice Department inquiry into the CIA's post-Sept. 11 interrogations of terrorism suspects to convince President Obama's restive supporters that he has the political will to follow the facts wherever they lead.
August 25, 2009 A set of documents released by the Justice Department this week provides new windows into the details of the CIA's now-shuttered network of secret prisons overseas, as well as its treatment of al-Qaida detainees. Here, a look at some notable excerpts.
August 25, 2009 The naming of a federal prosecutor to investigate alleged abuse of detainees by the CIA is a blow for an agency that has been battered by a wave of uncomfortable disclosures about its operations overseas. For many at the CIA, who never relished their role, the changes come as something of a relief.
August 25, 2009 Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a prosecutor to investigate CIA prisoner abuse cases. Hoekstra says there is no new evidence to justify the reopening of the cases.
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August 25, 2009 Former Vice President Dick Cheney has maintained that the CIA's interrogation techniques kept the country safe. He said there were CIA memos that showed definitively that waterboarding saved American lives. The Justice Department released Monday two memos related to waterboarding.
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August 25, 2009 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the treatment of prisoners held by the CIA. The department released portions of a 2004 CIA internal report detailing some of the interrogation techniques. Some of the actions directly violate anti-torture laws. Scott Silliman, professor of law at Duke University and executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, talks with Steve Inskeep about what a criminal investigation might achieve.
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August 25, 2009 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that he appointed a veteran prosecutor to lead a review into possible abuse of detainees by the CIA. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Durham will determine if any CIA officers or contractors should face criminal charges. Holder said he realized that his decision would be controversial, and he was right.
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August 25, 2009 The re-released report provides details of the interrogations and the range of abuses inside the CIA's overseas prisons. The report was previously released in 2007 but was so redacted that it revealed little new information. The less censored version is the largest single release of information about the Bush administration's detainee interrogation program so far.
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