Reuel Marc Gerecht

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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Senior Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and contributing editor to the Weekly Standard; former fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and, before that, Middle East specialist with the CIA's Directorate of Operations; author (as Edwin Shirley, pseudonym used while CIA case officer) of Know Thine Enemy: A Spy's Journey into Revolutionary Iran

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Last week, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee released a  400-page report  on what they called CIA "torture" of imprisoned suspects in the aftermath of September 11.

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Should prosecutions of CIA officials be on the table for the practices described in the Senate’s report on interrogations? Or did the agency act appropriately in a wartime setting?

Was the CIA Justified or Not?

Should prosecutions of CIA officials be on the table for the practices described in the Senate’s report on interrogations? Or did the agency act appropriately in a wartime setting?

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A year ago, six nations forged a temporary agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for a partial lifting of economic sanctions.

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Once Again, It’s Down to the Wire

A year ago, six nations forged a temporary agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for a partial lifting of economic sanctions.

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