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U.S. appeals Guantanamo judge’s order to release details on secret CIA prisons

The United States has appealed an order from a military judge at the U.S. jail in Guantanamo that they turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers. In a 26-page document dated April 23 but only just declassified, top military prosecutor Mark Martins asked the judge to re-evaluate his order…

U.S. hired Nazis to test LSD and CIA interrogation techniques, book says

It’s long been known that Nazi scientists helped the U.S. in its quest to secure its military might and space program at the height of the Cold War. Wernher von Braun, for example, a Nazi rocket scientist, led a team that helped the U.S. develop the vehicle employed for the…

Torture and TV

In the meandering thread about Inglourious Basterds below, I made a comment about how much TV and movies dictate what our reality is, in America at least (this was in service of pointing out that Tarantino’s project is to poke a stick at that, in part). I was reminded of…

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