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Debating Declassification Of CIA Memos

President Obama ordered the release of secret memos on harsh interrogation techniques. They reveal that CIA interrogators water-boarded one suspect 183 times, and another 83 times.

Is the declassification a first step toward transparency, or a helpful assist to terrorists?


Richard Kerr, former deputy director for the Central Intelligence Agency

Robert Baer, former case officer in the directorate of operations, CIA; intelligence correspondent for Time.com. His column "Why Obama Needs to Reveal Even More on Torture" appears there.

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