What is waterboarding? Here's what military torture could look like under Trump.

Experts warn that bringing back torture would carry "potentially existential" costs.

President Donald Trump says intel officials say torture "absolutely" works

Trump said top intelligence officials have told him torture "absolutely" works in an ABC News interview Wednesday.

Poll finds almost half of Americans support torturing prisoners of war

Back in 1999, a full 65% of U.S. citizens stood against torture. But today, they're much more comfortable with the idea.

WikiLeaks Just Released the Alleged Personal Information of CIA Director John Brennan

The released files include documents on torture, Iran and Brennan's background.


Watch Jon Stewart Tear Apart Dick Cheney's Defense of the CIA Torture Report

"Is Dick Cheney a righteous warrior or a psychopath?"

CIA "Interrogation" or Islamic State Torture? See if You Can Tell the Difference

It's actually upsetting how impossible this is to get right.


Everyone Needs to Hear John McCain's Powerful Speech on the CIA Torture Report

The American people are entitled to the truth — even if it's a hard pill to swallow.

Two Charts Show Why the CIA's Torture Report Won't Change Anything

This is the sad reality of the modern American surveillance state.

16 Horrifying Excerpts From the Torture Report That the CIA Doesn't Want You to See

When you read them, you'll understand why they fought to keep this from you.


The Senate's Appalling CIA Torture Report, by the Numbers

16 numbers tell you everything you need to know.

The Senate's Report on Bush-Era Torture Is Even Worse Than We Thought

This is what the government has been doing in your name.

11 Popular Songs the CIA Used to Torture Prisoners in the War on Terror

These songs were chosen to "create fear, disorient … and prolong capture shock."

The Real Results of CIA Torture Tactics, According to a Former Operative

This whole thing is starting to sound like something out of the 'Bourne Identity.'

There's a 6,000 Page Study on CIA Torture That Obama's Keeping Secret

The testimony of the CIA's top lawyer reveals a rift in the Obama administration over the CIA's used of enhanced interrogation techniques.

Guantanamo Bay: Most Invasive Search Method Yet is Ruled Illegal

A federal judge ordered the halt of a new security procedure in which guards grope prisoners' genitals in order to discourage them from meeting with their lawyers.

Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike: If Obama is Serious About Closing Gitmo, He Needs to Show Us

In a news conference, President Obama pledged to renew efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. But he made the same promise in 2009 and the prison still holds over 160 inmates today.

George W. Bush's Legacy is Darker Than Some Would Have You Believe

Some say things look better in the morning. It has been several mornings since Bush was last president and it's safe to say that his legacy continues to look worse.

U.S. Torture Happened, and Obama Must Investigate

After 9/11, torture of prisoners has been widely reported. A report by the Constitution Project criticizes torture techniques used by U.S. military personnel and U.S. rendition programs.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Will the Death Penalty be Pursued?

Police have shot and killed suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev following a pursuit that saw one officer killed and one wounded. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been taken into custody.


U.S. Torture Was a War Crime. Why Hasn't Anyone Been Held Accountable?

In the most comprehensive account yet, a new report concludes that the use of torture by the United States was blatantly illegal. Those responsible must be held accountable.

U.S. Tortured Detainees in September 11 Aftermath, Report Finds

A new Congressional report confirms allegations that the U.S. tortured detainees to obtain information in the years after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Dick Cheney Documentary: Former VP Reveals He Has No Professional Regrets

In a new documentary, former Vice President Dick Cheney admits he has no professional regrets, demonstrating arrogance and a complete lack of humility for neglecting to acknowledge mistakes.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Scenes: Criticism Misses Purpose Of the Film

The wildly differing reactions to the film's depiction of torture reflect the biases of the viewer more than those of the film.