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USA: CIA's interrogation techniques "ineffective" and "unnecessary" - CIA 'torture report'01:05

USA: CIA's interrogation techniques "ineffective" and "unnecessary" - CIA 'torture report'

United States, Capitol Hill
December 9, 2014 at 13:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

The CIA's "coercive interrogation techniques" were ineffective and unnecessary," U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said during the release of a 500 page executive summary on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" techniques on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.

The report details how "enhanced interrogation techniques" were ineffective and that methods such as water boarding, sleep deprivation and slapping were more brutal than previously represented by the CIA. It has also been revealed the techniques were often used in combination, often to "brutal" effect.

It is now also known that the CIA provided false information to policymakers and the public. "Enhanced interrogation" was used in the years following the 9/11 attacks on the US, with at least 119 suspects held in "black sites" held in secret locations in Europe and Asia under the George W. Bush administration.

Security was increased at US embassies and other US facilities around the world ahead of the publication, as there have been "indications" of "greater risk" according to a White House spokesperson.

USA: CIA's interrogation techniques "ineffective" and "unnecessary" - CIA 'torture report'01:05
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The CIA's "coercive interrogation techniques" were ineffective and unnecessary," U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said during the release of a 500 page executive summary on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" techniques on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.

The report details how "enhanced interrogation techniques" were ineffective and that methods such as water boarding, sleep deprivation and slapping were more brutal than previously represented by the CIA. It has also been revealed the techniques were often used in combination, often to "brutal" effect.

It is now also known that the CIA provided false information to policymakers and the public. "Enhanced interrogation" was used in the years following the 9/11 attacks on the US, with at least 119 suspects held in "black sites" held in secret locations in Europe and Asia under the George W. Bush administration.

Security was increased at US embassies and other US facilities around the world ahead of the publication, as there have been "indications" of "greater risk" according to a White House spokesperson.