Torture in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26005/all en Senate committee to hold Feb 7 hearing for Brennan as CIA nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/senate-committee-hold-feb-7-hearing-brennan-cia-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on Feb. 7 for John Brennan, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next CIA director.</p> <p>Brennan, currently Obama's counterterrorism adviser, is expected to face some tough questions at the hearing over the expanded use of armed drone aircraft to kill terrorism suspects overseas. He will also have to answer questions on the deadly attacks last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/senate-committee-hold-feb-7-hearing-brennan-cia-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques Politics Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:46:03 +0000 5734501 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-CIA officer sentenced to 30 months in prison in leaks case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/ex-cia-officer-sentenced-30-months-prison-leaks-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday for blowing a CIA agent's cover, the Justice Department said.</p> <p>John Kiriakou's sentence as part of a plea agreement marks the first time in 27 years that someone has gone to prison for disclosing a covert CIA agent's name.</p> <p>Kiriakou was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Justice Department spokesman said. He had pleaded guilty in October to one count of disclosing an agent's identity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/ex-cia-officer-sentenced-30-months-prison-leaks-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Torture Torture in the United States Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:45:41 +0000 5739478 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Preserve CIA prisons as evidence, lawyers for 9/11 suspects ask http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-911-suspects-ask <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no changes to text)</p> <p>* New round of pretrial hearings set to begin at Guantanamo naval base</p> <p>* Five defendants could face execution if convicted</p> <p>* Defense alleges their treatment was "government misconduct"</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Jan 28 (Reuters) - L awyers for five alleged 9/11 conspirators who claim they were tortured in secret CIA prisons have asked a U.S. military judge to order that the prisons be preserved as evidence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-911-suspects-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Ethics Health Human rights abuses Politics Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:30:29 +0000 5740353 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Who's silencing Guantanamo court audio feed, judge asks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-sept-11-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with censorship question, hearing ends for the day)</p> <p>* Pretrial hearings resume for five charged in 9/11 attacks</p> <p>* Audio feed is mysteriously cut during hearing</p> <p>* Defense wants secret CIA prisons preserved as evidence</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-sept-11-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human rights abuses Politics Presidency of George W. Bush Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:30:24 +0000 5740729 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ex-CIA director Leon Panetta, vouched Friday for "Zero Dark Thirty," calling it a "good movie" even though the tale of the biggest manhunt in history had to be simplified for the big screen.</p> <p>"It's a movie," Panetta said, laughing. "And it's a good movie. But I lived the real story," he told AFP in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Islamic terrorism Leon Panetta Torture Torture in the United States AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:41 +0000 5743756 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ex-CIA director Leon Panetta, vouched Friday for "Zero Dark Thirty," calling it a "good movie" even though the tale of the biggest manhunt in history had to be simplified for the big screen.</p> <p>"It's a movie," Panetta said, laughing. "And it's a good movie. But I lived the real story," he told AFP in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Interrogation techniques Leon Panetta Torture Torture in the United States AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:15:24 +0000 5744190 at http://www.globalpost.com US didn't need rough interrogation to get bin Laden-Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/us-didnt-need-rough-interrogation-get-bin-laden-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former CIA chief plays down role of "enhanced interrogation"</p> <p>* Some have said certain CIA methods constituted torture</p> <p>* Some CIA veterans credit key leads to interrogation techniques</p> <p>By Jim Wolf</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Leon Panetta, who as CIA director oversaw the U.S. operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said the job could have been done without resorting to controversial interrogation methods that some have said constitute torture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/us-didnt-need-rough-interrogation-get-bin-laden-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:16 +0000 5744678 at http://www.globalpost.com Poland declines to answer court's questions on CIA jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/poland-declines-answer-courts-questions-cia-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* ECHR says Poland did not provide details it requested</p> <p>* Rights groups say CIA held Qaeda suspects on Polish soil</p> <p>* Poland under pressure to investigate allegations</p> <p>By Christian Lowe</p> <p>WARSAW, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Poland has not answered questions put to it seven months ago by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) about whether the CIA ran a secret jail in Poland and how much Polish officials knew about it, the court said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/poland-declines-answer-courts-questions-cia-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Social Issues Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:45:45 +0000 5746808 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/preview-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-le <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/preview-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Social Issues Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:34 +0000 5748101 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with Obama giving access to legal opinion)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about leaks of sensitive information and U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Technology Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:27 +0000 5748294 at http://www.globalpost.com Architect of US drone war faces public spotlight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/architect-us-drone-war-faces-public-spotlight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The hard-nosed architect of the US drone war against Al-Qaeda, John Brennan, will face tough questions about secret assassinations Thursday from senators weighing his nomination to lead the CIA.</p> <p>The confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee promises to focus a rare public spotlight on President Barack Obama's covert campaign to hunt down Al-Qaeda suspects worldwide in drone bombing raids.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/architect-us-drone-war-faces-public-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Law Politics Social Issues Torture Torture in the United States War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:01:53 +0000 5748507 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-CIA nominee pressed on U.S. drone policy, waterboarding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-obama-cia-nominee-may-get-tough-questions-democrats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brennan defends use of drone strikes targeting Americans</p> <p>* Denies giving away secrets or releasing classified material</p> <p>* Protesters yell "Stop the drones," hearing briefly halted</p> <p>* Committee expected to vote on nomination next Thursday (Updates with lawmakers, Brennan comments)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle and Tabassum Zakaria</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-obama-cia-nominee-may-get-tough-questions-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques Islam Islamic terrorism John Brennan Politics Politics of the United States Ron Wyden Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:00:44 +0000 5748934 at http://www.globalpost.com Brennan says didn't try to stop waterboarding, objected privately http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/blank-headline-received-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - John Brennan, U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, said at his confirmation hearing on Thursday that he had not tried to stop harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding when he was at the spy agency earlier in his career, but had objected to them privately.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/blank-headline-received-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Interrogation techniques Politics Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:45:31 +0000 5749371 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's choice to run CIA defends US drone war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/obamas-choice-run-cia-defends-us-drone-war-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama's choice to run the CIA defended drone strikes as a vital "last resort" against Al-Qaeda militants, despite criticism from senators about the veil of secrecy surrounding the raids.</p> <p>John Brennan, known as the architect of the drone war, faced repeated questions at his confirmation hearing over the "targeted killings," which have even involved Americans not charged with a crime. Democratic senators demanded the administration share more information about the strikes with Congress and the public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/obamas-choice-run-cia-defends-us-drone-war-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam John Brennan Law Politics Social Issues Technology Torture Torture in the United States War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:18:06 +0000 5749583 at http://www.globalpost.com Doctors to review USS Cole suspect's CIA detention records http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/doctors-review-uss-cole-suspects-cia-detention-records <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Guantanamo judge orders mental competency test</p> <p>* Defendant was waterboarded in secret CIA prison</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 8 (Reuters) - CIA records documenting the waterboarding and interrogation of an alleged al Qaeda chieftain must be shown to the doctors who will decide whether he is mentally competent for trial on charges of conspiring to bomb a U.S. warship, a judge ordered.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/doctors-review-uss-cole-suspects-cia-detention-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Interrogation techniques Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:00:19 +0000 5750392 at http://www.globalpost.com