Tag Archives: fifth amendment

CIA official who said waterboarding was successful retracts his claim

A former CIA official who previously said waterboarding was an effective means of interrogation, and referred to a specific incident regarding an Al Qaeda operative, now admits he has no firsthand knowledge of the technique or its effectiveness. In 2007,…

Judge dismisses charges against Blackwater guards but hints at alternative charges

A federal judge dismissed manslaughter and weapons charges against former Blackwater guards but hinted prosecutors could still bring alternative charges in the pursuit of justice. The charges stemmed from an incident in 2007 when the guards opened fire and killed…