Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks’

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results.

Christmas Decorations May Have Motivated San Bernardino Attacker

One year after the Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, authorities have uncovered evidence revealing that shooter Syed Farook may have been set off after he had to attend a mandatory training session in a room adorned with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree.