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Final Report of the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Network Agency Accountability Board

Categories: Congress,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/Redacted-December-2014-Agency-Accountability-Board-Report.pdf

 

An in-house investigation which absolves agents of the Central Intelligence Agency of allegations of unauthorized access to the computer drives used by staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, while that group was preparing its study of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the CIA, posted by  Allgov.com

 

Fighting Terrorism at EU Level: An Overview of Commission’s Actions, Measures, and Initiatives

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Terrorism

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3140_en.htm?locale=en

 

Fact sheet on how the European Union is responding to the threat of terrorism by aiding national security services, preventing radicalization, interrupting the financing of terrorism, and more.  Issued days after the Paris attacks but prepared before.   From the European Commission

 

Federal Reinsurance for Terrorism Risk: An Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Terrorism

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49866-TRIA.pdf

Examines the options available for extending federal insurance against the risk of terrorism.  Such federal insurance coverage expired at the end of 2014.  Also describes how the federal insurance plan worked and its effects.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Iraq,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf

Reveals that the U.S. has spent $1.6 trillion on anti-terror military operations since the 9/11 attacks.  Provides detailed tabulations of funding by agency, operation and fiscal year.  Also includes a monthly listing of U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/crsdet.pdf

Offers a set of links to previously issued Congressional Research Service reports on the issue of international agreements and domestic legislation concerning the treatment and interrogation of detainees. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

CIA Comments on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/CIAs_June2013_Response_to_the_SSCI_Study_on_the_Former_Detention_and_Interrogation_Program.pdf

Response of the agency responsible for the detention and interrogation program to the Senate Intelligence Committee study.  Declassified in December 2014.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

Includes the foreword by Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, Findings and Conclusions, and the lengthy Executive Summary.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

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