Bruce Jessen

torture

The CIA's torture masterminds finally have to pay their victims

Keegan Hamilton
8.18.17
FOIA

The CIA officially identifies the architects of its post-9/11 torture program

Jason Leopold
Ky Henderson
Funmi Akinyode
11.7.16
defense & security

Two CIA Contractors Are Being Sued for Torture and 'Human Experimentation'

A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the ACLU on behalf of three men who were allegedly tortured while detained in CIA prisons despite never being formally charged with a crime.
Justin Rohrlich
10.13.15
Primary Sources

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.
Jason Leopold
8.5.15
News

The US Military's Forgotten Sex-Abuse Scandal That Foretold CIA Torture in the War on Terror

In 1995, the US Air Force's torture training led to a court case and allegations that cadets had been abused, an eerie foreshadowing of the larger scandals that would come in the following decades.
Solomon Hughes
3.4.15
VICE News

The Architect (Extra Scene 2)

In this extra scene, Dr. James Mitchell, the architect of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, speaks with VICE News about extracting information from high value detainees.
VICE News
12.15.14
united states

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.'
Jason Leopold
12.15.14
interrogation

The Architect (Extra Scene 1)

VICE News went kayaking on the Myakka River with Dr. James Mitchell, the architect of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, to talk about this week's Senate report.
VICE News
12.12.14
Cia

The Architect: VICE News Interviews James Mitchell

In his first on-camera interview, Dr. James Mitchell, the alleged architect of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, speaks with VICE News about waterboarding, radical Islam, and what he was asked to do after 9/11.
VICE News
12.11.14
defense & security

'Comprehensive' CIA Torture Report Won't Even Name Well-Known Architects of Torture Program

What was meant to be the Senate's definitive account of the CIA's torture program won't contain information already widely reported in the press.
Jason Leopold
8.21.14