December 9, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee conducted a five-year investigation into the interrogation and detention methods of the CIA in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and onwards. The report was released Tuesday, with the unclassified contents numbering 480 pages and details the names of the 119 detainees for the first time. Senator Dianne Feinstein spoke before the Senate about the exceptional interrogation techniques that the report terms torture techniques. “Even if one were to set aside all of the moral arguments, our review was a meticulous and detailed examination of records. It finds that coercive interrogation techniques did not produce the vital, otherwise-unavailable intelligence the CIA has claimed,” stated Feinstein.