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Will Saletan on AEI’s CIA Interrogation Panel

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I missed this week AEI’s panel on Zero Dark Thirty and the reality of coercive interrogation at the CIA, though I have been meaning to watch the video. I also missed Will Saletan’s excellent article Wednesday on the panel in Slate, which distills with an admirable economy of words and virtually no rhetoric, the basic . . .
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A Different Take on Zero Dark Thirty

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ritika already posted about AEI’s panel yesterday on Zero Dark Thirty, along with a link to the video of the proceedings. Given the composition of the panel, one can hardly be surprised by overall tenor of the AEI conversation (which is well summarized in this Slate story). Separating “fact” from “fiction,” indeed. At the same time, . . .
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AEI Event on Zero Dark Thirty

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

The American Enterprise Institute held an event yesterday entitled “Watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ with the CIA: Separating fact from fiction.” According to the event description, the discussion centered around some of the following questions: Just how accurate is Bigelow’s depiction of enhanced interrogation techniques? Did intelligence from detainees really play a critical role in leading . . .
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9/11 Military Commission Motions Hearing Preview

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 3:07 PM

The motions hearing that begins tomorrow in the 9/11 military commissions case is far too sprawling to preview motion by motion. Instead, we’ve broken it up thematically. Nearly all of the 25 motions on which Military Judge James Pohl will hear arguments fall into one of three categories. There are, first, a series of threshold . . .
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Is CIA Pre-Publication Review Biased?

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Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:09 AM

The Washington Post has an interesting story today announcing that the CIA has opened an internal investigation into its prepublication review process: The CIA has begun an internal investigation into whether a process designed to screen books by former employees and protect national security secrets is being used in part to censor agency critics, U.S. . . .
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Jose Rodriguez Speaks

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Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Not a lot new in here, but it’s interesting to hear it all from the perspective of Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA Clandestine Service and the man who supervised the agency’s interrogation program.