Transcript for Gina Haspel vows not to restart CIA detention program
I understand that what many people want to know about are my views on CIA's former detention and interrogation program. I have views on this issue and I want to be clear. Having served in that tumultuous time. I can offer you my personal commitment. Clearly and without reservation. That under my leadership. On my watch CI EA will not restart a detention and interrogation. Program. CI AEA has learned some tough lessons from that experience. We were asked to tackle a mission that fell outside our expertise. For me there is no better example of implementing lessons learned in what the agency took away from that program. In retrospect it is clear as a Sissy majority report concluded. This CIA was not prepared to conduct a detention and interrogation program. Today. The US government has a clear legal and policy framework that governs detentions and interrogations. Specifically. The law provides that no individual in US custody may be subjected to any interrogation. Technique or approached. That is not authorized buying and listed in the army field manual. I fully support. The detainee treatment required by law. And just as important me. I will keep CIA focus on our collection and analysis missions that can best leverage the expertise we have at the agency.
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