Quibbling over torture: perspectives on "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques"
"Much of the controversy over the recently released Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA's) Detention and Interrogation (D&I) Program (SSCI Study) has focused on the CIA's use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) on certain detainees. Background information on what, when, why and how EITs were used (and what restrictions currently apply) provides context for this examination of current perspectives on the use of EITs by U.S. government agencies. The Appendix provides a non-exhaustive list of ten EITs approved for use by the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) in January 2003, with brief guidelines on their use."
See: Congressional Research Service: Perspectives on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) "Torture Report" and Enhanced Interrogation Techniques: In Brief (pdf)
- Report: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program (10MB pdf, link)
- European court confirms Poland's complicity in CIA rendition (euobserver, link)
- Five Torturous Steps to Hell (Just Security, link)
- On accountability for the CIA's activities in Europe, see: Piecing together the puzzle: making US torturers in Europe accountable (pdf) by Andreas Schüller and Morenike Fajana
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