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Holder: bin Laden operation 'lawful'

Attorney General Eric Holder defended as lawful Tuesday the intelligence gathering and raid that resulted in the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Full story

Bin Laden death renews interrogation debate

   Former Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, Philip Mudd, discusses the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects and if he believes they are valuable to intelligence gathering.

‘Enhanced interrogation’ back in spotlight

   The death of Osama bin Laden has rekindled the debate over the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques, such as waterboarding, reports TODAY’s Matt Lauer.

Is it torture? Those who decide have not felt it

Those who approve "enhanced interrogation techniques" probably have a flawed idea of whether this constitutes torture, because few have felt the pain these methods can cause, researchers reported Monday. Full story

Study: U.S. Torture Techniques Unethical, Ineffective

Prolonged sleep deprivation, forced nudity and painful body positions are some of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that the U.S. government approved after Sept. 11, 2001. Three doctors who advocate human rights argue that not only are these methods unethical, but the scientific basis used to Full story

Bin Laden words to be evidence at detainee trial

Prosecutors plan to give the words of Osama bin Laden a starring role in the terrorism trial of the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian courts. Full story

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