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Many countries in the world use torture and other illegal interrogation techniques to obtain information about criminals and terrorists. With the "War on Terror" initiated after the 9/11 attacks, many believe that the use of torture has become more widespread among the US military and security forces. The US Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on its 4-year investigation into the CIA's use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques', more commonly known as torture. The report makes public what has long been suspected, namely the CIA's use of waterboarding, sensory deprivation and other techniques to gather information from detainees.
Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein noted that the CIA's actions were “morally, legally and administratively misguided” and “far more brutal than people were led to believe”. In addition, the program failed to yield useful information. Can this become a new major controversy for the US foreign policy?
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