On today’s show, Esty Dinur looks at Gina Haspel, the controversial nominee to become the permanent Director of the CIA who had her confirmation hearing this week, and who has faced intense criticism over her involvement in torture at a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002. First, she speaks with journalist Brett Wilkins, who […]
Were the CIA’s torture tactics necessary to protect national security? Today’s guest is former CIA counter-terrorism officer and former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kiriakou. Kiriakou recently wrote a piece in response to a book coming out by Bush-era CIA directors defending torture tactics as necessary to saving lives.
Do you still have questions about the CIA torture report? Where do we go from here? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find our more!
Sam Husseini, communications director for the Institute of Public Accuracy, joins Jonathan Zarov by phone to talk about torture, when it does and does not work.
Just how much does the American public know about what types of interrogation methods were used on terrorism suspects?
On Tuesday, June 4th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed UW-Madison philosophy professor Claudia Card about her book “Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide”. Throughout the hour they discussed what makes something evil, examples of evil within our world today, and what our responsibility to combat evil is.