A trip to the convention of the APA revealed a profession enamored with its own power, and an attempt to get back into Guantanamo after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon, reports Michael Brenner.
Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture
Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains.
A Tale of Two Tortures
How the Americans and the British “tortured some folks” and got away with it, as Annie Machon explains.
Haspel Says CIA Won’t Torture Again as Ray McGovern is Dragged Out of Hearing
2nd UPDATE: After refusing to directly answer questions about her history as an alleged torturer, Ray McGovern decided to ask Gina Haspel a question or two of his own and he wound up in jail for it, reports Joe Lauria.
Trump’s Shameful Choice of ‘Bloody Gina’
Whether or not the Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director, her very nomination defines Donald Trump as a fatally callous leader contemptuous of human rights and the rule of law, argues Robert Scheer.
Torture is Not Only Immoral, but a Tool for War
When the Senate Intelligence Committee begins questioning CIA director-nominee Gina Haspel on Wednesday they should ask these questions, especially whether torture was used to build a rationale for war, argues Sam Husseini.
VIPS Call on Senate Intel Panel to Vote Against Haspel
With torture-overseer Gina Haspel set to face the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday instead of a judge, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge committee members to vote against her nomination.
Will a Torturer Become CIA Director?
Gina Haspel faces a confirmation hearing on Wednesday to become CIA director despite her record of supporting torture, which even the Pentagon admitted does not work, says Ray McGovern.
The Time is Now for Universal Jurisdiction
The time is right to revive the concept of “universal jurisdiction” — the idea that a person, whatever their nationality, can be called to account before the court of any civilized country for grave international crimes, argues Inder Comar.
Trump Should Withdraw Haspel Nomination, Intel Vets Say
More than two dozen former U.S. intelligence officers urge President Trump to rescind Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA, citing torture that she oversaw while supervising a black site prison, as well as her role in destroying evidence.