Should the CIA be able to use tactics that many consider to be torture?

The CIA’s report on interrogation techniques, which is more commonly known as the “torture report,” was released Tuesday morning, NPR reports.

The report comes to two major conclusions: The CIA misrepresented the interrogation techniques it was using at secret prisons abroad and it also overstated the techniques’ efficacy. The report details the brutal techniques used on 20 detainees and found that those interrogations led to no useful intelligence.

The CIA rejects those criticisms, saying the Senate report is wrong.

CIA claims that these tactics were approved by White House and Justice Department. They also claim that valuable information was obtained in result of these tactics.

President Obama said he wouldn’t continue use of these tactics, but there is no bar on future Presidents, Carrie Johnson, NPR’s justice correspondent, said in an interview.

She also states in the interview that no one has been prosecuted in relation to the use of these tactics.

Today’s Question: Should the CIA be able to use tactics that many consider to be torture to gain intelligence?