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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:27 AM

Senate committee adopts interrogation techniques report

December 13th, 2012
By Pam Benson

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to approve an exhaustive study on the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program that critics have charged was akin to torture.

By a 9-6 vote, the committee signed off Thursday on a 6,000-page classified report that has been in the works for nearly four years. The report is based on the study of six million, mostly CIA, documents and includes 35,000 footnotes and 20 findings and conclusions ...

Feinstein, in her statement said, "I strongly believe the creation of long-term, clandestine 'black sites' and the use of so-called 'enhanced-interrogaton techniques' were terrible mistakes."

The study uncovered "startling details" and raised "critical questions about the intelligence operations and oversight," the senator said ...


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