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Inside Cold War Oval Office: CIA releases intel briefs

The documents released on Wednesday are still heavily redacted by U.S. intelligence officials, but it is not hard to find telling examples of CIA hubris in the tumultuous 1960s.

Cuban-born ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles hospitalized after crash

A fierce opponent of Cuba's Communist regime, Posada Carriles broke his collar bone and cracked several ribs in the accident, his attorney told the Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Herald. Cuban officials accuse Posada Carriles of masterminding the downing of a Cuban jet off Barbados in 1976 that killed 73 people.

My client, a CIA torture victim

The Senate report shows that Redha al-Najar was tortured by the CIA for nearly 700 days. He was subjected to isolation in total darkness, sound disorientation techniques, sense of time deprivation, limited light, cold temperatures, sleep deprivation, blaring loud music for 24 hours a day, bad food, and humiliation and degradation such as being made to wear a diaper and having no access to toilet facilities, hooding and shackling.

Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image

"This image of the CIA supposedly having run amok and having done all this torture stuff on its own will stick with a large part of the American public," said Paul Pillar, a former senior CIA analyst who had a 28-year career in the intelligence community.

5 major takeaways from the CIA report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee spent five years investigating the CIA's post-Sept. 11, 2001, detention and interrogation program. Its findings, released Tuesday, are at times harrowing. The CIA and former officials vehemently dispute many of the conclusions. In a statement, the agency said the report has "too many flaws for it to stand as the official record of the program."

In the war on terror, CIA turned to toys

The goal of the short-lived project was simple: spook children and their parents, causing them to turn away from the actual bin Laden.

US Senate panel votes to release CIA interrogation report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to make public a long-awaited report that concludes that the CIA's use of brutal interrogation measures did not produce valuable intelligence and that the agency repeatedly misled government officials about the severity and success of the program.
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