SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (PDF - 40MB)
TORTURES AND LIES
THE CIA CONFUSES INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES WITH TORTURE
The CIA, employing a rather scholastic appellation, used to call them "enhanced interrogation techniques". They were presented as nothing more than codified, regulated procedures that could be employed because the rulebooks stated so. There were about 10 interrogation techniques, introduced in August 2002, while four more were added in May 2005.
THE AISE, SOVEREIGNTY AND INTERFERENCE
The designation, in April 2014, of Alberto
Manenti as Director of the AISE (External agency for
information and security, previously SIMSI, i.e. The
Italian secret services) has passed nearly unnoticed by
the local media. The choice of finding a professional from
within the agency itself, thus barring the way to the
usual political wrangle, appeared normal, although
It is for sure one of the few occurrences, if not the first, that the designation of the AISE director lands on a person who knows the structure that he is to command inside out. Such designation, however, was not totally inconsiderate of political parameters...