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    CIA Torture Program Kept US Safe After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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    CIA Director John Brennan said that the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention interrogation program was instrumental in keeping the United States safe in the aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s torture program kept the United States safe after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, CIA Director John Brennan said at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

    "The [Central Intelligence] Agency’s detention interrogation program, I believe, was instrumental in keeping this country safe in the aftermath of 9/11," Brennan stated. "Were mistakes made in it? Absolutely. But the Agency was directed and authorized to carry out this program to the best of its capabilities even though it had never done it before."

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