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The Battle Against The War On Terrorism

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What Now? An analysis of the responses to the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation
The fight against the “war on terrorism” has initiated a debate in the United States over the use of torture and advanced interrogation techniques to extract information needed to protect the safety of its citizens. In lieu of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, government officials believed that using extensive force against suspected is justified, especially if such force results in the prevention of future planned attacks. Others reject torture and the methods used by the government agencies, especially the CIA, as both “unreliable and an affront to legal and civilized norms of behavior.” In December of 2014, The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA torture, drafted by the bipartisan United States Select Committee on Intelligence, brought light to the controversy by unearthing the methods and techniques used to interrogate detainees, prisoners of war, and suspected terrorists. The findings have ignited strong opposition and outcry among the citizens, critics of the government, and foreign nations. The aftermath of this report have prompted two important questions: Should the CIA be held responsible for its actions and face investigations, prosecution, and full legal action or should the CIA have the ability to act and determine policies they seem fit to protect the U.S. from any threats and outside forces?
Torture is defined by the United Nations Convention Against Torture as “any act by
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