CIA chief insists torture did thwart attacks

AFP , Tuesday 9 Dec 2014

The director of the CIA insisted Tuesday that US agents' use of brutal interrogation techniques against Al-Qaeda suspects helped prevent attacks, in the wake of a critical Senate report.

John Brennan admitted that mistakes had been made, but said the Central Intelligence Agency's own review found that harsh interrogations "did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans, capture terrorists and save lives."

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