NACDL News: Report Underscores Why America Must Never Again Engage in Torture

On Dec. 9, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a heavily redacted 500-plus page executive summary of a several thousand-page report that was five years in the making. In it, the committee details, among other things, that (1) conduct amounting to torture was in fact carried out by the CIA, (2) the techniques were not effective and indeed often resulted in fabricated information, and (3) significant information about the program provided by the CIA to both Executive and Legislative Branch officials, as well as the public and the media, was misleading, including concerning its degree of brutality.