Beyond the Law: The CIA Torture Memos by Marcus Elliott
Approx. 13,650 words.
Published on June 19, 2011.
In April 2009, President Obama's administration declassified memoranda to the CIA relating to the "interrogation of high-value Al Qaeda detainees." What were the techniques of interrogation and what was their purpose? How did the lawyers reach their conclusions that the techniques did not amount to torture?