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Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogations

A Senate panel's report found that the CIA's secret detention and interrogation program lost track of captives, produced false confessions, fabricated information and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks. Among the other key findings: The spy agency kept lawmakers in the dark about some of its methods and actions and later intentionally misled its members.

Here is a collection of The Times' coverage.

  • Intelligence gleaned from CIA torture becomes focus of debate

    Did CIA torture yield key information? Report says no; defenders disagree

    Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by current and former CIA officials, former members of...

  • Q&A: Senate torture report opens political wounds

    Q&A: Senate torture report opens political wounds

    The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture shocked the nation and opened a variety of political divisions. Here is a primer to help understand the issue. What is torture? Torture is the use of excessive, brutal force to terrorize someone, to break the will and get someone...

  • John McCain has moral clarity about CIA torture report

    John McCain has moral clarity about CIA torture report

    As a former prisoner of war who experienced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, John McCain has more standing, by far, than any of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate when it comes to rendering judgment about the CIA’s Bush-era “enhanced interrogation” program. So, his approval of the release...

  • Senate report on CIA torture could aid terrorism suspects in court

    Senate report on CIA torture could aid terrorism suspects in court

    The Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture inadvertently could bolster the legal defense of an accused Sept. 11 plotter and other Guantanamo Bay detainees who have long complained about abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the spy agency. The findings also could provide new evidence...

  • Polish ex-leaders confess complicity after CIA torture report

    Polish ex-leaders confess complicity after CIA torture report

    A U.S. Senate report on interrogation abuses by CIA operatives around the world spurred two former leaders in Poland to confirm, after years of denials, that the country hosted one of the "black site" detention facilities where the alleged torture occurred. Former President Aleksander Kwasniewski...

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