Information on Military Commissions Act of 2006
President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) on Tuesday, October 17th. The administration claims that this law provides clear authorization for the CIA to conduct so-called 'enhanced' interrogations. However, Republicans in both Houses said these techniques are "clearly prohibited" by the new law.

October 17, 2006

President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) on Tuesday, October 17th. The administration claims that this law provides clear authorization for the CIA to conduct so-called ‘enhanced’ interrogations. Credible media reports say these include waterboarding, extreme cold and sleep deprivation and prolonged stress positions. However, Republicans in both Houses said these techniques are “clearly prohibited” by the new law.

Click the PDFs to view background information and analysis of the MCA.

A recorded replay of the conference call that took place on October 17th, 2006 will be available through Friday, October 20th:

Telephone numbers: 719/457-0820 888/203-1112
Replay Passcode: 7848100

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