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US President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, Leon Panetta, has condemned the interrogation technique "waterboarding" as "torture". But he made it clear that agents who had carried out waterboarding in the past should not be prosecuted if they believed they were following the law.
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The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency has said he has an "excellent idea" where Osama Bin Laden is hiding.


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A leaked memorandum from the former 9/11 commission says it made repeated requests to the CIA for information on the interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects. But ex-commission executive director Philip Zelikow says the CIA did not hand over tapes that have since come to light, the New York Times reported. The CIA later erased the footage, which allegedly contains images of abuse. ... The agency said the footage was deleted to protect the...
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Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen, recalls waking up in a prison in Kabul where he was told by an interrogator: You are in a country with no laws... We can lock you up here for 20 years or bury you, no-one would know.


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A distillery manager has told of his amazement after learning that US spies hunting weapons of mass destruction had been monitoring his whisky plant.


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US President George W Bush has announced an inquiry into pre-war intelligence that said Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.


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The CIA official in charge of the search for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq has said no such weapons have so far been found.


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Eight Americans working for the CIA have died in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, the worst against US intelligence officials since 1983.


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