Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.
AP Exclusive: Pentagon Blocking Special Ops Intel Requests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Records obtained by The Associated Press show that military bureaucrats have been trying to force a flawed, government-built intelligence system on special operations units deploying to war zones. At the same time, the bureaucrats are blocking soldiers from using a commercial…
Debating Torture
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on captured al-Qaida operative Abu Zubaydah, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical.
CIA Chief Challenges Senate Torture Report
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is acknowledging that agency officers did "abhorrent" things to captive terror suspects, and he says he can't prove the harsh treatment made the prisoners cooperate. But he defends the overall post-9/11 interrogation program fo…
Bracing for Torture Report
WASHINGTON (AP) — American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release today of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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