U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to lift the ban on overseas Central Intelligence Agency "black site" prisons, reversing an executive action signed by his predecessor Barack Obama to shut down such sites. "Does it work? Does torture work" - and the answer was 'Yes, absolutely'".
"In response to written questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he 'support [s] using the Army Field Manual as the single standard for all U.S. military interrogations.' I am confident these leaders will be true to their word". The order, if signed by the president, would also rollback limits on "enhanced interrogation techniques" imposed by President Obama and ensure that the Guantanamo prison facility stayed open, operational, and accepted new detainees.
The three-page order would reportedly revoke a series of Obama administration executive orders that closed the sites, granted Red Cross access to all detainees and limited interrogators to techniques approved in the Army Field Manual. "As far as I'm concerned, we have to fight fire with fire".
If Pompeo, Mattis and his team want to engage in torture, Trump said, he would work toward that end within the bounds of the law. This conflict is not of our choosing, but was declared against us by the jihadistterrorist organizations groups that have plotted and carried out mass attacks against the United States, its citizens, and its allies beginning well before the atrocities of September 11, 2001, and continuing to this day.
McCain said Defense Secretary James Mattis said likewise in response to a query in writing.
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The Spurs took an eight-point advantage but baskets from Powell and Joseph cut San Antonio's lead to 29-25 going into the second. We didn't do anything special to deserve it other than playing hard just like they did, so we're thrilled with the win".
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Katie Taylor, the deputy director at global human rights organization Reprieve said Britain act ensure it is not dragged into a new Trump order.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), a Vietnam war veteran who opposes torture, condemned the order, telling the Post that Trump could "sign whatever executive orders he likes, but the law is law".
A former chief of staff to former CIA Director Leon Panetta, Jeremy Bash, said few operatives support a return to the use of torture.