Not just torture: Senator says CIA stalling over bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war
“…now takes on the character of a continuing coverup,” says Sen. Carl Levin.
by Jonathan S. Landay
CIA boss says 9/11 attacks justified CIA enhanced interrogations
Says some officers acted beyond their authority but most did their duty.
by BBC

State Dept: Rebels Are Never Going to Defeat Assad Militarily
That’s a problem for the Obama administration’s Syria policy.
by John Hudson
America’s Universal Torture Regime
Prisoners were subjected to “rectal feeding,” “rectal hydration,” and similar violations.
by William Norman Grigg

The Only CIA Officer Charged for the CIA Torture Program is the Whistleblower
Kiriakou was charged with a 30-month prison sentence.
by Daily Sabah
CIA struggled to keep rationalizing brutal interrogations, report shows
U.S. interrogation program became a self-justifying venture that went beyond promised constraints, report says.
by David S. Cloud

The REAL Reason Guantanamo Is Being Kept Open
“We Can Never Let The World Know What I Have Done To You”.
by Washington's Blog
UK complicit? US Senate report into CIA torture and rendition due
Details on the scope of Britain’s involvement in US rendition practices post 9/11 has surfaced.

Defense Contractors Indicted For Bribing Military Officials With Strippers, Gifts
“We intend to enter a plea of not guilty and vigorously fight this thing .”
by BarbWire
Rand Paul's surprise move on ISIS
Congress, not President, has power to send troops to war, says senator.
by Ted Barrett

France conducts 'major raids' on ISIS in Iraq
France conducts operations independently of U.S.
by AFP
CIA torture report to be published on Monday without the word 'torture'
“This report tells a story of which no American is proud.”
by RT

Inside Kobani, scenes of devastation on every side
Syrian city reduced to concrete debris.
by Nick Paton Walsh
Bomb near Baghdad's Green Zone kills two people
Bomb struck 200 meters from the edge of zone.
by Reuters

British-American journalist hostage Luke Somers threatened with execution by al-Qaeda
Will execute a British-American journalist within three days.
by Lamiat Sabin
Kerry: It Will Take Years to Defeat Islamic State
Militants must worry about what will come down on them from the sky.
by VOA News