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Must Read: The President Ties His Own Hands on Terror

Authors: Michael V. Hayden, and Michael Mukasey
April 17, 2009


Michael V. Hayden and Michael Mukasey argue that the point of interrogation is intelligence, not confession.

The Obama administration has declassified and released opinions of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) given in 2005 and earlier that analyze the legality of interrogation techniques authorized for use by the CIA. Those techniques were applied only when expressly permitted by the director, and are described in these opinions in detail, along with their limits and the safeguards applied to them.

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A Conversation with Michael V. Hayden (Audio)

Speaker: Michael V. Hayden
Presider: Stephen Friedman

Listen to Central Intelligence Agency director Michael V. Hayden discuss the scope and function of the CIA's work and what he sees as the...