Yesterday the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its "Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program - Foreword, Findings, and Conclusions, and Executive Summary." The study is linked from the Committee's home page:
report's findings, that the harsh interrogation techniques used by the
CIA right after the 9/11 attacks were "torture" and did not result in
significant new intelligence, are quite controversial. Many current and
former CIA officials are defending the effectiveness of the methods
that were used. The report is 525 pages, heavily redacted, and includes
graphic details about the techniques used by the CIA. Simply reading
it might well qualify as "torture."