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“Batches of newly disclosed documents [stamped “Salim v. Mitchell – United States Bates Stamp #001949, 12/20/2016] about the Central Intelligence Agency’s defunct torture program are providing new details about its practices of slamming terrorism suspects into walls, confining them in coffinlike boxes and subjecting them to waterboarding — as well as internal disputes over whether two psychologists who designed the program were competent.
The release of the newly available primary documents, which include information not discussed in a 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the C.I.A. torture program that was released in 2014, comes at the same time as an urgent legal battle is unfolding over the potential fate of the still-classified, 6,700-page full version of that report.”

 – Sheri Fink, James Risen, and Charles Savage, “C.I.A. Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents,” The New York Times online, Jan 19, 2017

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