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Donald Trump: Torturer-in-chief

Donald Trump: Torturer-in-chief

One of the Obama administration's signal achievements while in office was to end the use of torture by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies to extract information from terrorist suspects captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. But now President Donald Trump, who during the recent campaign made no secret of his belief that "torture works," is considering reinstating the practice under a draft executive order circulated in the White House this week. We urge Mr. Trump to resist a proposal that in the past has proven to be both counterproductive to the nation's interests and a corrupting influence on its efforts to combat Islamic extremism.

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