By 1898, a great land empire had been forged through brutal conquest. Now the American gaze turned to foreign lands.
Gina Haspel's confirmation as CIA director sends a message to future administrations that those who authorize and facilitate torture will escape liability.
Details of the abuse of 10 children in Fairfield, Calif., emerge at a bail hearing for their mother.
While President Trump's pick for CIA director wiggled out of addressing the morality and legality of torture, agency veteran Ray McGovern was dragged out of the hearing and arrested.
Gina Haspel, a career spymaster, had a front-row seat to the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects between 2003 and 2005.
James Mitchell and John "Bruce" Jessen are accused of creating brutal methods the CIA used on terrorism suspects.
Donald Trump's refusal to condemn our secret prisons, together with his appointments of people who played roles in the George W. Bush torture program, should set off alarm bells.