Latest Torture in the United States Stories

2010-02-04 12:56:43

US intelligence director Dennis Blair said Wednesday that an elite US interrogation unit will conduct "scientific research" to find better ways of questioning top suspected terrorists.

2009-11-03 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Justice Through Music ("JTM"), a national non-profit that works with famous bands to get people involved with important social causes, released a new music video this week to focus attention on the horrors of torture by the United States government.

2009-09-01 13:40:00

Health experts are being accused of playing a "central role" in advising and implementing the CIA's abusive interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects.

2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

2009-06-01 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the National Press Club banquet hall work area, following former Vice President Dick Cheney's speech and answers: "The gaps and deferrals in Cheney's speech and responses are overwhelming.

2009-05-11 08:35:00

In a recently-published two-part investigative series, a former Air Force officer reveals the inside story about a "turf war" being waged by bureaucrats within the Department of Defense over the use of portable lie detection technology during interrogations of enemy combatants, terror suspects and others on and off the battlefield. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recently-published two-part investigative series, former Air Force officer Bob McCarty reveals the inside story...

2009-05-03 12:39:00

COVER: "FEAR & THE FLU. The New Age of Pandemics." Contributor Laurie Garrett writes about the H1N1 flu virus and how it has spread from pigs and birds to humans around the globe. She explains why microbes like the H1N1 flu have become a growing threat.

Word of the Day
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