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CIA director, on defensive, admits flaws in interrogation program
CIA director, on defensive, admits flaws in interrogation program

In an unprecedented news conference from CIA headquarters, agency Director John Brennan admitted that some officers had engaged in “abhorrent” conduct in their interrogations of terrorism suspects, but he insisted that the secret program had provided “useful intelligence.” Whether that intelligence could have been obtained without torture was “unknowable,” he said. No CIA director has ever given a televised address at agency headquarters. Brennan did so partially to rebut a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s George W. Bush-era interrogation program. He called the report “flawed.” Even as he spoke, the report’s...

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