Psychologist who waterboarded 9/11 plotter Khalid Shaikh Mohammed: ‘I would do it again’

The psychologist who led the CIA’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11 was unapologetic about his role in testimony Tuesday before a military commission that is preparing to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks. “Let me tell you just so you know,” said James Mitchell, who personally waterboarded Mohammed at a “black […]

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82nd Airborne paratroopers to replace Marines protecting US Embassy in Baghdad

Paratroopers from Fort Bragg’s 82nd Airborne Division will be protecting the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, officials said. The 82nd soldiers will take over security at the embassy in Baghdad from the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said. An element from the division’s Immediate Response Force brigade will […]

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About a dozen more US troops medevaced from Iraq over possible concussions following Iran’s missile attack

Roughly a dozen U.S. troops showing concussion-related symptoms are being medically evacuated from Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, a defense official told Task & Purpose on Tuesday. These troops are in addition to the 11 service members that have already been treated at medical facilities outside Iraq due […]

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