Coats Responds to CIA Terrorism Report

WASHINGTON, Ind. (WOWO): As the Senate Intelligence Committee releases details on the CIA's interrogation program, Indiana Senator Dan Coats is critical of the findings.

It's a 480-page executive summary of a 6,000-page report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques after the 9/11 terror attacks. You can see the report by clicking here.

It's the first public accounting of the CIA's use of what critics call torture on al-Qaida detainees held at secret overseas facilities in Europe and Asia known as “black'' sites.

U.S. officials who have read the report say it includes disturbing new details about the use of sleep deprivation, confinement in small spaces, humiliation and waterboarding.

Coats is a Republican member of the committee.

In a statement release this this morning, Coats said.

“The hallmark of a free society is open and transparent government, but certain disclosures must be carefully weighed against the potential damage to the national security interests of the United States and the security of the men and women who serve our country overseas.

This report contains no recommendations and offers only an unconstructive, partisan account of the last decade’s counterterrorism efforts.

It is now time for the Senate Intelligence Committee to move past this long-settled issue and focus on the vitally important national security challenges currently facing our country.”