CIA interrogators who
used waterboarding on terrorism suspects will not face prosecution, President
Barack Obama said in his announcement of the release of long-secret Bush administration-era
memos, which authorized the use of exceptional interrogation techniques.
In his second full day in office, President Barack Obama signed a series of
executive orders Thursday morning to close the Guantanamo detention center within
a year, ban the harshest interrogation methods and review military war crimes
A bill overhauling the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, was
recently approved after nearly a year of passionate debate in Congress as to the
scope of the legal protections afforded telecom companies.