"Waterboarding," which simulates drowning, will not be condoned as an acceptable technique for interrogating terrorism suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder stated Monday. The Bush administration was harshly criticized for allowing such methods.
The CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes, many more than previously acknowledged, a letter filed by government lawyers in New York revealed Monday. The agency indicates it intends to provide missing, unclassified information sought by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit. The tapes were a contentious issue in the trial of convicted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.
Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, the controversial defense contractor that provided security services in Iraq and recently changed its name to Xe (pronounced "zee"), stepped down as part of a "comprehensive restructuring" plan. Some employees were implicated in the shooting deaths of Iraqi citizens.