On December 9th, 2014, the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a 525-page portion of the 6,000-page report about the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. The report took more than five years to complete and cost more than $40 million. It is an exhaustive look at “enhanced interrogation techniques” (read torture) used by CIA officials to gain intelligence regarding terrorist activities in the wake of the attacks on 9/11/2001. The report covers communiques sent and received between 2001 and 2006.
On this episode of Flash Past, Dan and Lyle discuss the “Torture Report” and its impact on the American people. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, most Americans approve of or at least aren’t bothered by the techniques used to garner intelligence. It’s for the safety of all of America, right?
The guys discuss a couple of the methods used as well as the results, or seeming lack thereof. Who is for the techniques? Who is against them, and why? FInd out when you Flash Past.
SPECIAL NOTE TO FLASH PAST LISTENERS:
Flash Past is changing, and we invite you to join us for the next chapter in our adventure. With so much going on in the world, it has become difficult for Dan and Lyle to have casual discussions about the past while history is being made all around us. For that reason, Flash Past will, from here forward, not only be a discussion about history, but also about history in the making. That’s right; we will be discussing current events…the important ones.
Be aware, with the new direction and what some may call “adult topics” comes the possibility that “adult” language may enter the conversation. For that reason, Flash Past will now have an Explicit Content warning. That doesn’t mean every episode will be filled with f-bombs, but we want you, our audience, to be in the know.
So, there you go. We hope you’ve enjoyed Flash Past and we hope that you will continue to listen and join the discussion.