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Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority and the CIA: Part 2

Below, you will find the second installment in our ongoing effort to identify, in summary form, key areas of dispute as between the SSCI, the SSCI minority, and the CIA with regard the CIA's detention and interrogation program.

Interrogation: CIA Program

Released: SSCI Detention and Interrogation Study, Along With Minority Views and the CIA's Response

Here is the long-awaited Executive Summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. The latter includes in a single file a foreword authored by Senator Feinstein, as well as the Study's findings and conclusions.

Interrogation: Abuses

Senator Feinstein to Speak on the Senate Floor Regarding the SSCI Report and Torture

We expect the Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman to address the chamber, and to discuss her Committee's long-anticipated study, sometime between 11 and 11:15.

A link to C-SPAN's coverage is here;  the Washington Post's live feed is below.  We will publish Senator Feinstein's remarks, if and when we see them in print.

Update: we have removed the live feed of Senator Feinstein's speech, which concluded this morning.


ICC Prosecutor Advances Examination of U.S. Detention Policies in Afghanistan

As Professors Ryan Goodman and David Bosco have both noted in excellent posts at Just Security and Foreign Policy, respectively, over the past seven years, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Prosecutor has quietly but persistently advanced a “preliminary examination” of the conflict in Afghanistan.  Although it has been cl

Interrogation: Interrogation Abuses: Civil Liability

Senator Feinstein: Redactions Obscure Facts, Must Be Addressed Before SSCI Report Can Be Released

That's the gist of this statement, made today by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the committee study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program:

After further review of the redacted version of the executive summary, I have concluded the redactions eliminate or obscure key facts that support the report’s findings and conclusions.

Interrogation: Abuses

In Trouble With the Law

If press accounts are correct, we will soon have the long-awaited Executive Summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA detention program.  The report itself, which has not been submitted for declassification, is massive, running some 6,000 pages and including about 37,000 footnotes.  In preparing the report, the Committee and its staff apparently reviewed millions of pages of material, much of it classified.  It is by far the most comprehensive study of the “enhanced interrogation program” ever undertaken.  All indications are that the report and summary are exceedingly cri

Interrogation: Abuses

Senator Feinstein's Remarks on the CIA-SSCI Document Controversy

Right now, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee's Chairman, is speaking out, on the Senate floor, about a well-publicized dispute between the CIA and the SSCI---regarding the latter's review of documents pertaining to the CIA's interrogation practices in the years following 9/11, and the CIA's auditing of Committee staffers' computer use during the review.

Both matters---the Committee's retrieval of certain documents from an offsite location, and the CIA's actions during the Commi

Interrogation: Criminal

A Bad Idea Recycled

If a capture comes, can calls to send the terrorist to Guantanamo be far behind?

Apparently not.

ABC News is reporting that GOP Senators Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, and Saxby Chambliss are calling for Abu Anas al-Libi to be taken to Guantanamo Bay:

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte and Saxby Chambliss said today it was a mistake to interrogate recently captured al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi on a 

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