The Washington Post says a classified report concludes the CIA lied to Congress about interrogation used on suspected terrorists. It claimed harsh techniques produced vital intelligence that helped stop terrorist plots.
Alleged waterboarding of a cadet at Sandhurst, Britain's elite military academy, is being probed by military police, British media report. The Sun newspaper claims two cadets pinned down another and simulated drowning.
President Trump praised Gina Haspel as she was sworn in as the new head of the CIA. She's the first woman to head the agency, but her nomination was overshadowed by allegations she was involved in torture programs.
The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director despite criticism of her role in running a secret "black site" where suspected terrorists were tortured.
Senator John McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, has urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel. Haspel told lawmakers she would not allow the CIA to undertake activity she found "immoral."
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