Torture Documents Released 8/24/2009

August 24, 2009

On August 24, 2009, the government handed over a detailed official description of the CIA's interrogation program. That document, a December 2004 CIA background paper sent to the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), provides a detailed official account of the CIA's detention, interrogation and rendition programs - from a detainee's initial apprehension, to his transfer to a CIA "black site," to his interrogation - and describes the use of abusive interrogation techniques including forced nudity, sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation and stress positions. The document was one of dozens of documents, comprising hundreds of pages, made public at the same time in response to two ACLU Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits for documents related to the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody overseas. Use the table below to search and brose these documents. More >>

Document Number Document Date Document Title Related FOIA Lawsuit
[No Vaughn #] 2004 CIA Office of Inspector General's Counterterrorism Detention and Interrogation Activities Report 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
[No Vaughn #] (ACLU 2009) 2007 OLC opinion on Interrogation Techniques 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[No Vaughn #] (ACLU 2009) 2007: 8/23 Letter from OLC to CIA 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[No Vaughn #] (ACLU 2009) 2006: 8/31 Letter to Rizzo from OLC concerning Conditions of Confinement 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[No Vaughn #] (ACLU 2009) 2006: 8/31 Memorandum to Rizzo from OLC concerning Application of Detainee Treatment Act to Conditions of Confinement 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[No Vaughn #] (Discretionary Release) 2009: 6/11 Memorandum for the Attorney General written by David Barron 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[Not previously identified in OLC Vaughn Index] 2004: 6/18 Memorandum from the OLC to CIA OIG regarding 2004 OIG Special Review 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[No Vaughn #] (ACLU 2009) 2007: 11/6 Letter from OLC to CIA 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
[No Vaughn #] (ACLU 2009) 2007: 11/7 Letter from OLC to CIA 09-cv-05413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OIG Vaughn # Interview-83 2003: 7/17 Interview with a senior CIA officer regarding CIA RDI program 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Email-196 2003: 1/22 Email with attachment spot report regarding interrogation of al-Nashiri 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Other-103   Undated blank "Enhanced Pressures" sheet used for waterboard training 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Other-29 2003: 3/7 CIA business plan discussing RDI program 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Other-39 2003: 1/31 Draft psychological assessment of Abu Zubaydah 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Other-63 2002: 11/20 Spot report discussing interrogation of al-Nashiri 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Other-71 2002: 7/24 Draft psychological assessment of Abu Zubaydah 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OIG Vaughn # Other-93   Undated certification sheet used in interrogation training 09-cv-5413 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) CIA Documents
OLC Vaughn Index # 174   Undated Notes 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index # 49 2002: 7/13 Letter from John Yoo to John Rizzo 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #1 2002: 7/13 Letter from John Yoo to John Rizzo 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #101 2005: 1/15 Fax from CIA to OLC providing information on medical guidelines for detainees 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #107 2005: 4/22 Fax CIA to OLC elements of CIA's use of techniques in combination 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #11 2003: 1/28 Guidelines on confinement signed by DCI George Tenet 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #112   Undated draft memo analyzing the CIA's interrogation program under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #113   Undated draft memo analyzing the CIA's interrogation program under the CAT 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #12 2003: 1/28 Guidelines on interrogations signed by DCI George Tenet 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #129   Undated handwritten notes of an OLC attorney 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #134   Undated draft memo analyzing the CIA's interrogation program under the CAT 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #136   Undated Notes 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #137   Undated Notes 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #138   Undated draft memo listing proposed techniques and the effect of the McCain Amendment on the CIA's RDI program 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #151   Undated draft memo discussing legal principles applicable to the CIA's RDI program 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #159   Undated Notes 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #163   Undated draft memo analyzing the CIA's interrogation program under the CAT 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #164   Undated memo outlining three previous OLC opinions 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #17 2003: 4/28 Draft list of bullet points discussing legal principles applicable to the CIA interrogation program 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #19 2003: 6/16 Draft list of bullet points discussing legal principles applicable to the CIA interrogation program w/attachment 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #22 2004: 3/2 Draft letter from VIA to OLC w/attached bullet points discussing legal principles applicable to the CIA interrogation program 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #26 2004: 5/25 Letter from OLC to CIA discussing CIA OIG 2004 Special Review 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #28 2004: 5/27 Letter from OLC to CIA discussing CIA OIG 2004 Special Review 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #29 2004: 6/10 Letter from OLC to CIA discussing CIA's request for reaffirmation of a previous OLC document 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #30 2004: 6/10 Letter from OLC to CIA discussing CIA's request for reaffirmation of a previous OLC document 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #36 2004: 6/18 Letter from OLC to CIA discussing CIA OIG 2004 Special Review 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #38 2004: 6/22 Letter from CIA to OLC discussing CIA OIG 2004 Special Review 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #4 2002: 7/24 fax between CIA and OLC regarding psychological assessment of Abu Zubaydah 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #42 2004: 7/2 Letter from CIA OIG to OLC discussing CIA OIG 2004 Special Review 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #43 2004: 7/2 Letter from CIA to Department of State 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #48 2004: 7/7 Letter from OLC to CIA discussing the proposed interrogation of a detainee 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #64 2004: 7/22 Letter from AG Ashcroft to ADCI McLaughlin 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #65 2004: 7/22 Letter from OLC to CIA requesting information on certain techniques 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #72 2004: 8/5 Letter from CIA to OLC discussing guidelines for a certain technique 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #73 2004: 8/5 Letter from CIA to OLC discussing guidelines for a certain technique 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #74 2004: 8/6 Letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #79 2004: 9/20 Letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #85 2004: 8/26 Letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #88 2004: 9/6 Letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #89 2004: 9/?? Memo reflecting OLC's view on the previous and current guidance it provided to CIA and DOD 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #96 2004: 12/30 OLC memo prepared for James Comey 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
OLC Vaughn Index #97 2004: 12/30 Fax from CIA to OLC providing generic description of the CIA's combined use of various interrogation techniques 04-cv-4151 (S.D.N.Y) (AKH) OLC Documents
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See also:
> Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel Letters and Memos to CIA Regarding Detention and Interrogation Policies - Documents Responsive to 2004 Torture FOIA (8/24/2009)
> Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel Letters and Memos to CIA Regarding Detention and Interrogation Policies - Documents Responsive to 2009 Torture FOIA (8/24/2009)
> CIA Office of Inspector General's May 2004 Counterterrorism Detention and Interrogation Activities Report and Supporting Documents - Documents Responsive to 2004 Torture FOIA (8/24/2009)

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