CIA Black Sites

CIA Black Sites

Jane Mayer reports in The New Yorker on the CIA’s “black sites” and the abuse and psychological torture suffered by terror suspects. While the methods often get suspects to talk, the article cites CIA officials as doubtful of the reliability of the information obtained. The article quotes an expert on the CIA’s practices in coercing suspects to talk as saying, “After the Cold War we put away those tools. There was bipartisan reform. We backed away from those dark days. Then, under the pressure of the war on terror, they didn’t just bring back the old psychological techniques — they perfected them.”39

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