“In mental health, perceptions are reality, so if you think you are being tortured, you are being tortured."
But the association has been criticized for the role it may have played in the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques.
"Loud music" is the background noise of the US war on terror. But how loud is loud enough?
A $25 million reward and a good informant, not torture, led the CIA to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's four-year investigation into the use of torture by the US is finally being made public.
You've probably thought about it. But you still might not like the answer.
Redefining cruel and unusual in the age of the mind.
A decade ago, long before Edward Snowden trolled the depths of a classified government surveillance program, John Kiriakou was learning about a government practice as secret and troubling, and a lot more gruesome.
Watching the rapper formerly known as Mos Def break down in tears after doctors strap his arms and head to a chair and jam a feeding tube up his nose is certainly one way to get our attention.
John McCain has never faltered in his principled stance against torture. John Brennan, on the other hand?