The dirty secret of presidential campaigns is that those crafting the candidate's public pledges are usually not those who will be in charge of policy if victorious. As a consequence, voters who take...
Fahd Mohammed al-Quso, a particularly elusive al-Qaeda fugitive who helped plan the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, once again evaded an attempt to kill or capture him Thursday by dodging a U.S. airstrike in southern Yemen, according to Yemeni security officials...
Just weeks after the Obama White House closed the book on prosecuting all but two cases related to the Bush administration's harsh interrogation policies, Human Rights Watch released a sweeping report on Tuesday calling for...
As commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, David Petraeus made his opposition to torture crystal clear. Which is why it came as a surprise when Petraeus, nominated to lead the CIA, asked Congress on Thursday to clarify how far interrogators can go in inflicting pain on detainees in "special cases..."
What interrogation actually is (and why Jack Bauer-style fictional portrayals muddy the waters); How coercive practices actually undermine interrogators' long-term goals; and Why experienced interrogators know that rapport-building is the most effective means to mine valuable information from detainees...