House Intelligence Chief Says Torture Report Will Spur Attacks

Daily News Article - December 9, 2014


NOTE: Before answering the questions, watch the entire video under "Resources"

1. Who is Mike Rogers?

2. For what reason(s) does Mike Rogers oppose the release of the U.S. Senate’s report on the CIA’s treatment of terrorists? Be specific.

3. Why is former CIA Director Michael Hayden opposed to the public release of the report?

4. How does the Senate’s evaluation of the CIA treatment of terrorists contrast with that of current and former intelligence officials including CIA director John Brennan?

5. a) Who is Dianne Feinstein?
b) Despite concerns about the dangers of releasing this report, what does Ms. Feinstein say is more important?

6. What does President Obama think about the dangers of releasing the report?

7. a) Watch the news video under "Resources" below, (which notes that only Democrats on the Senate committee agree with the report; Republians oppose the accusations made against the CIA).  Do you think releasing a contested and controversial report will help or harm the U.S.? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.

8. Who do you think is using better judgement in this situation: Rep. Rogers and intelligence officials including former and current CIA directors, or Sen. Feinstein, President Obama and his administration officials? Explain your answer.