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CIA torture report: what Britain knew

A former CIA officer who was involved in the hunt for Bin Laden on torture, political betrayals and the future of intelligence agencies

By Jay Elwes  

Activists dressed up as prisoners to protest American torture in Chicago. © HEXIANFENG/LANDOV/Press Association Images

“MI6 and MI5 know of the worth of the programmes we ran. But they can’t say anything,” says Mike Scheuer. Does that mean that British agencies benefitted from the product of those interrogations?

“All of the European countries did,” he says, “but certainly the British did indeed.” Scheuer spent over 20 years working in the CIA, where he both headed the…

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