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Archive: August 2009

Additional Documents Released by DOJ

The Department of Justice late Monday released thousands of pages of additional documents related to the CIA's detention and interrogation program, including correspondence involving senior Bush administration lawyers, Justice Department memoranda, and other documents. One example: the PDF file titled New Amnesty v. CIA includes, at pages 25 - 43,...

By | August 25, 2009; 6:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

Latest Documents Released by DOJ

OLC Letter to John Rizzo (PDF) (July 13, 2002) OLC Memo for Michael Chertoff on Patriot Act (PDF) (Aug. 6, 2002) OLC Memo on Use of Military Force in Iraq (PDF) (Oct. 21, 2002) OLC Memo to Inspector General on FBI Bulletins (PDF) (April 5, 2004) OLC Letter to Scott...

By | August 25, 2009; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is Vagueness a Crime? And Other Reactions to CIA Reports

Here are a few reactions from the blogosphere to the CIA interrogation documents and Obama administration's actions.

By Liz Heron | August 25, 2009; 1:27 PM ET | Comments (14)

Guide to Acronyms in Interrogation Documents

The newly declassified documents on U.S. interrogation techniques are dotted with government acronyms. Here is a guide for those not in the know. SERE -- Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape: U.S. military program that trains pilots and others to resist hostile questioning. EITs - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques OTS - Office...

By Liz Heron | August 24, 2009; 6:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Former IG: Gov't Should Have Released Recommendations

Former CIA Inspector General John Helgerson, who served from 2002 to early 2009 and supervised the 2004 report on interrogation techniques, sent The Post a statement: August 24, 2009 Statement by John L. Helgerson The CIA Inspector General's report of May 2004 issued publicly today is a comprehensive review of...

By Liz Heron | August 24, 2009; 5:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

Dig Through Interrogation Reports

Updated 8/25, 7:30 a.m. Annotate the Documents: On Monday, the Department of Justice released additional portions of a long-classified CIA inspector general's report on the agency's interrogation program, along with two other documents that former Vice President Dick Cheney claims will prove the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics worked. In the...

By Liz Heron | August 24, 2009; 3:08 PM ET | Comments (28)


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