James Mitchell


This is how the CIA's first captive after 9/11 described his years of torture

Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi national, served as the guinea pig for the CIA's torture program. For the first time, his account of his captivity has been made public.


The First Lawsuit Against the Psychologists Who Designed the CIA Torture Program Has Been Filed

Three plaintiffs argue that the interrogation techniques designed by James Mitchell and John "Bruce" Jesse subjected them to torture in a suit filed by the ACLU.


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.


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.


Humane Resources

At Corpus Integrated Production, US, everyone is tracking Jonathan Belvoir.


Accused of Enabling Torture, a US Military Psychologist Says He Was Doing the Opposite

In an exclusive interview with VICE News, retired US Army colonel Morgan Banks disputes claims that he helped the American Psychological Association and Defense Department collude to justify the torture of detainees.


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.


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.


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.'


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.