"What is the Impact of the CIA Report?" The Council on Foreign Relations
The word "torture" could describe any method of abuse detailed in the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. These methods "included beatings, week-long sleep deprivation, waterboarding, threats of death, threats of sexual abuse and death to one's family members, medieval-type shackling, and exposure to extreme cold." Karen Greenberg comments on the significance of the report and its implications for future policy on torture.