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Must Read: The President Ties His Own Hands on Terror

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

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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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