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"The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations." -Los Angeles Times This is the Executive Summary of the "Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program," a U.S. Senate investigation -- a.k.a., The Torture Report. Based on more than six million pages of classified CIA documents, this report details the establishment of a covert CIA program to secretly detain and interrogate suspected terrorists. Among other matters, the report describes the evolution of the CIA program, the use of the CIA's so-called "enhanced…mehr

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"The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations." -Los Angeles Times This is the Executive Summary of the "Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program," a U.S. Senate investigation -- a.k.a., The Torture Report. Based on more than six million pages of classified CIA documents, this report details the establishment of a covert CIA program to secretly detain and interrogate suspected terrorists. Among other matters, the report describes the evolution of the CIA program, the use of the CIA's so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques," and how the CIA misrepresented the program to the White House, the Department of Justice, Congress, and the American people. Over five years in the making, it is presented here exactly as redacted and released by the United States government on December 9, 2014, with an introduction by Daniel J. Jones, who led the Senate investigation.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Melville House Publishing
  • Seitenzahl: 576
  • Erscheinungstermin: 24. September 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 203mm x 128mm x 45mm
  • Gewicht: 524g
  • ISBN-13: 9781612198446
  • ISBN-10: 1612198449
  • Artikelnr.: 57579480
Autorenporträt
Daniel J. Jones, a former FBI analyst, was Chief Investigator for the U.S Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, leading the investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was created by the U.S. Senate in 1976 as a bipartisan committee responsible for overseeing federal intelligence activities. It is the committee's responsibility to "oversee and make continuing studies of the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government," to "submit to the Senate appropriate proposals for legislation and report to the Senate concerning such intelligence activities and programs," and to "provide vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States."
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Contents

Foreword by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein

Findings and Conclusions

Executive Summary

I. Background on the Committee Study

II. Overall History and Operation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program

A. September 17, 2001, Memorandum of Notification (MON) Authorizes the CIA to Capture and Detain a Specific Category of Individuals

B. The Detention of Abu Zubaydah and the Development and Authorization of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

C. Interrogation in Country ██ and the January 2003 Guidelines

D. The Detention and Interrogation of 'Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri

E. Tensions with Country ██ Relating to the CIA Detention Facility and the Arrival of New Detainees

F. The Detention and Interrogation of Ramzi Bin Al-Shibh

G. The Detention and Interrogation of Khalid Shaykh Muhammad

H. The Growth of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program

I. Other Medical, Psychological, and Behavioral Issues

J. The CIA Seeks Reaffirmation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program in 2003

K. Additional Oversight and Outside Pressure in 2004: ICRC, Inspector General, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court

L. The Pace of CIA Operations Slows; Chief of Base Concerned About "Inexperienced, Marginal, Underperforming" CIA Personnel; Inspector General Describes Lack of Debriefers as "Ongoing Problem"

M. Legal and Operational Challenges in 2005

N. The Final Disposition of CIA Detainees and the End of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program

III. Intelligence Acquired and CIA Representations on the Effectiveness of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques to Multiple Constituencies

A. Background on CIA Effectiveness Representations

B. Past Efforts to Review the Effectiveness of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

C. The Origins of CIA Representations Regarding the Effectiveness of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques as Having "Saved Lives," "Thwarted Plots," and "Captured Terrorists"

D. CIA Representations About the Effectiveness of Its Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Against Specific CIA Detainees

E. CIA Effectiveness Claims Regarding a "High Volume of Critical Intelligence"

F. The Eight Primary CIA Effectiveness Representations-The Use of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques "Enabled the CIA to Disrupt Terrorist Plots" and "Capture Additional Terrorists"

G. CIA Secondary Effectiveness Representations-Less Frequently Cited Disrupted Plots, Captures, and Intelligence that the CIA Has Provided as Evidence for the Effectiveness of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

IV. Overview of CIA Representations to the Media While the Program Was Classified

A. The CIA Provides Information on the Still-Classified Detention and Interrogation Program to Journalists Who Then Publish Classified Information; CIA Does Not File Crimes Reports in Connection with the Stories

B. Senior CIA Officials Discuss Need to "Put Out Our Story" to Shape Public and Congressional Opinion Prior to the Full Committee Being Briefed

C. CIA Attorneys Caution that Classified Information Provided to the Media Should Not Be Attributed to the CIA

D. The CIA Engages with Journalists and Conveys an Inaccurate Account of the Interrogation of Abu Zubaydah

V. Review of CIA Representations to the Department of Justice

A. August 1, 2002, OLC Memorandum Relies on Inaccurate Information Regarding Abu Zubaydah
B. The CIA Interprets the August 1, 2002, Memorandum to Apply to Other Detainees, Despite Language of the Memorandum; Interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Other Detainees Diverge from the CIA's Representations to the OLC

C. Following Suspension of the Use of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, the CIA Obtains Approval from the OLC for the Interrogation of Three Individual Detainees

D. May 2005 OLC Memoranda Rely on Inaccurate Representations from the CIA Regardin
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