Accountability, Transparency and Societal Security

Authored by: Tom Christensen , Martin Lodge

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472470591
eBook ISBN: 9781315612713
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044208

10.4324/9781315612713.ch12

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Abstract

In December 2014, the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence published a summary report into the CIA’s interrogation methods that highlighted the various ways in which interrogation had used questionable methods to limited effect. The report also suggested that the agency had misled its political masters and noted how the CIA had exploited loopholes in international arrangements (Guardian 2014). The report’s publication coincided with the final weeks of Democrat dominance as it was feared that a Republican-controlled Congress would not publish such a condemning report.

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