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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program: Additional Views   [open pdf - 2MB]

This document contains Additional Views of an unclassified report that was released on December 9, 2014, by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence titled, "Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program." This document includes Additional Views of Senators Rockefeller, Wyden, Udall, Heinrich, King, and Collins. From the Senator Rockefeller's Additional Views: "The Senate Intelligence Committee's entire Study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program is the most in-depth and substantive oversight initiative that the Committee has ever undertaken, and it presents extremely valuable insights into crucial oversight questions and problems that need to be addressed at the CIA. Moreover, this Study exemplifies why this Committee was created in the first place - following the findings of the Church Committee nearly 40 years ago - and I commend Chairman Feinstein for shepherding this landmark initiative to this point. It is my hope and expectation that beyond the initial release of the Executive Summary and Findings and Conclusions, the entire 6,800 page Study will eventually be made public with the appropriate redactions. Those public findings will be critical to fully learning the necessary lessons from this dark episode in our nation's history, and to ensuring that this never happens again. It has been a long, hard fight to get to this point. Especially in the early years of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, it was a struggle for the Committee to get the most basic information - or any information at all - about the program. The Committee's Study of the Detention and Interrogation Program is not just the story of the brutal and ill-conceived program itself. This Study is also the story of the breakdown in our system of governance that allowed the country to deviate, in such a significant way, from our core principles. One of the profound ways that breakdown happened was through the active subversion of meaningful congressional oversight - a theme mirrored in the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program during the same period."

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