CIA http://wunc.org en The Ethics of Torture http://wunc.org/post/ethics-torture <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Many have criticized the&nbsp;American government's use of torture since 9/11 including military experts who say it it is ineffective. But for Christian ethicist </span><a href="http://davidpgushee.com/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">David Gushee</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">, the very question of effectiveness is a degrading one.&nbsp;</span><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3">He believes the usefulness of a behavior does not affect its morality.&nbsp;</font></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Gushee is part of the non-governmental, bipartisan </span><a href="http://detaineetaskforce.org/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Task Force on Detainee Treatment</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">, convened by the </span><a href="http://www.constitutionproject.org/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Constitution Project</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Gushee speaks tonight at </span>7pm<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> at </span><a href="http://www.pullen.org/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Pullen Memorial Baptist Church</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> in Raleigh. A declassified report on CIA torture is expected to be released by the </span><a href="http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Senate Select Committee on Intelligence</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> later this summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:25:52 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37831 at http://wunc.org The Ethics of Torture Former Spymaster On Three Decades In The CIA http://wunc.org/post/former-spymaster-three-decades-cia <p>Michael Sulick spent 28 years in the <a href="https://www.cia.gov/index.html">Central Intelligence Agency</a>, serving as chief of counterintelligence and director of the Clandestine Service.</p><p>When he retired to North Carolina, he wrote a two-volume history of espionage in America. The first book, <a href="http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/spying-america"><em>Spying in America</em></a>, covers the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Cold War. The second, <em>American Spies</em>, takes the story up to the present day, and is due out from Georgetown University Press this fall. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17982 at http://wunc.org Former Spymaster On Three Decades In The CIA