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Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region. 
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Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’ After 9/11

The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

08/01/2014

Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.  (Getty Images)

Ron Paul: ‘End Torture, Shut Down The CIA!’

Former congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul is calling for the abolishment of the CIA, citing “horrific torture practices” and interrogation policies that have been continuously denied by the government while creating “unprecedented” international resentment toward the U.S.

07/29/2014

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said that he was “stunned” at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of torture techniques, saying that if Cheney doesn’t believe the controversial practice is torture – he should give a try himself. (Getty)

US Sen. ‘Stunned’ By Cheney Torture Denials, Suggests He ‘Sit In A Waterboard’ Himself

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said that he was “stunned” at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of torture techniques, saying that if Cheney doesn’t believe the controversial practice is torture – he should give a try himself.

04/07/2014

North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation. credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

NKorea UN Envoy: US ‘Hostile Policy’ Pushing Country To ‘Brink Of War’

North Korea’s U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a “hostile policy” to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.

03/25/2014

The lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CIA, Senate Feud Goes Public in D.C.

Secret reports. Vanishing documents. Whispers of crime, intimidation and cover-up.

03/11/2014

A U.S. naval medic explains the feeding chair at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pentagon, CIA Ordered Its Doctors To Help With Tortures Of Detainees

A new report claims that medical personnel with the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency were ordered to help with the torture of detainees in U.S. custody since 9/11.

11/04/2013

Only hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden, but that civilian casualties in Afghanistan would have been too great.  File photo of Osama bin Laden. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Bin Laden Spokesman: US Tortured Me On Plane

Lawyers for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law claimed in court papers Friday that he was tortured by the U.S. and asked a judge to dismiss the terrorism case against him.

07/19/2013

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from two American whistleblowers who claim U.S. forces tortured them in Iraq and who want to sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court: Rumsfeld Not Liable In Torture Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from two American whistleblowers who claim U.S. forces tortured them in Iraq and who want to sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

06/10/2013

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow speaks onstage at the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at Crimson on Jan. 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Director Bigelow Defends Torture Scenes In ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Director Kathryn Bigelow defends torture scenes in her Oscar-nominated film “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying torture was an undeniable part of the hunt for Osama bin Laden after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

01/16/2013

File photo of Donald Rumsfeld. (credit: Getty Images)

Court: Contractors Allegedly Tortured By U.S. Forces In Iraq Can’t Sue Rumsfeld

A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that two American contractors allegedly tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq can’t sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

11/08/2012

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