Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program

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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reviewed the destruction of videotapes related to the interrogations of CIA detainees Abu Zubaydah and 'Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, after a briefing by CIA DIrector Michael Hayden. After looking at these interview, the Committee began considering a broader review of the CIA's detention and interrogation practices. The Committee Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program is a lengthy, highly detailed report exceeding 6,700 pages, including approximately 38,000 footnotes. The committee found that the CIA's use of its enhanced interrogation techniques was not an effective means of acquiring intelligence or gaining cooperation from detainees and the techniques rested on inaccurate claims of their effectiveness. It also found that the interrogations and conditions of confinement of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others.
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