3,728. 8/15/2002

“The C.I.A. officers used waterboarding at least 83 times in August 2002 against [al Qaeda operations chief] Abu Zubaydah, according to a 2005 Justice Department legal memorandum.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Scott Shane, “Waterboarding Used 266 Times on 2 Suspects,” The New York Times, April 19, 2009

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