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Senate Fails to Finish Spending Bill

Ted Cruz on the right and Elizabeth Warren on the left hold firm in their opposition.

Senators Make Final Push for Vets Suicide-Prevention Bill

The bill faces one last legislative roadblock.


A Brief History of Militarized Lasers

The Navy recently mounted a laser cannon on a ship. It's been a long time coming. 

Here's What CIA Interrogators Are Still Allowed to Do

The CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques have been illegal since 2009, but interrogators are still permitted to use some controversial methods.

The Great Draft Dodge

Karl Eikenberry and what Americans lost when they stopped fighting.

CIA Director John Brennan: Senate Torture Report Is Flawed

"The record does not support the study's inference that the agency misled others on the effectiveness of the program," he said, while acknowledging mistakes were made.

The Senate Torture Report Cost at Least $40 Million. But Whose Fault Is That?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is firing back at allegations that her committee is the reason for the torture report's costly price tag.

Why Torture?

CIA officials were uncomfortable with "enhanced interrogations." So why did they continue with it? Psychology can help explain. 

What CIA Interrogators Did To 17 Detainees Without Approval

According to the Senate's torture report, these CIA captives saw some of the harshest treatment.

Torture Report Suggests Interrogation Supplied False Intelligence Used to Justify 2003 Invasion of Iraq

But the full story remains classified.

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