Newly-declassified documents have exposed a previously unknown level of brutality at a US torture site in Thailand operated by current CIA Director Gina Haspel.
Haspel talked in detail about torture of a terror suspect by means of waterboarding and other controversial methods while she was running the secret black site, according to previously classified cables.
The new cables describe the use of waterboarding and other torture techniques on Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian national accused of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the US Navy destroyer Cole off the coast of Yemen.
The cables dating from 2002 detail Nashiri’s treatment during interrogation, including forced nudity, shackling, being slammed against walls, being confined in a small box and mock executions, as well as waterboarding.
The documents graphically describe violent attempts by interrogators to gather information about possible future attacks against the United…