Black Sites


A former CIA operative was kicked out of Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing for protesting

The protester, Ray McGovern, used to brief Ronald Reagan every morning.


This is how Trump’s pick for CIA director used to torture black site detainees

Gina Haspel oversaw some of the CIA's most brutal interrogations after 9/11 and later helped destroy the tapes.


The APA Moves to Ban Psychologists from Aiding in (Some) Interrogations

Great job on doing the bare-minimum right thing 10 years too late.


Here's the CIA's Letter to Congress Saying the Agency Was Quitting the Torture Business

A 2009 letter written by then-CIA director Leon Panetta and obtained exclusively by VICE News explained the CIA's new approach.


The CIA Paid This Contractor $40 Million to Review Torture Documents

Documents obtained exclusively by VICE News reveal the identity of the contractor, which had been closely guarded since 2009.


A Former CIA Official Apologizes to 'Every American' For Iraq Intelligence Failures

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell admits the intelligence on Iraq's supposed WMD was bad — but he stands by the agency's so-called 'enhanced interrogation' methods.


Psychologist James Mitchell Admits He Waterboarded al Qaeda Suspects

In an exclusive interview with VICE News, the architect of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program confirms his role and reveals concerns he raised to the CIA about 'abuses.'


CIA Torture Was No 'Rash' Mistake

Obama's feigned accountability fails to address the fact that the paranoid national security mindset responsible for the torture program is still at work today.


Exclusive: Psychologist Not Named In Torture Report Confirms His Role in CIA Interrogation Program

For the first time, Dr. James Mitchell has confirmed he played a role in developing the CIA interrogation program lambasted by the Senate torture report.


Senate Torture Report Finds the CIA Was Less Effective and More Brutal Than Anyone Knew

The long-awaited report on the CIA's interrogation program found that the agency often misled the White House and used harsher techniques than it let on.


The US Faces a Moment of Truth on Torture

The Obama administration is sending a delegation to testify before the Committee Against Torture in Geneva, and will soon need to explain their decision to withhold up to 2,100 photos of US soldiers abusing Iraqi and Afghan detainees.