CIA Director John Brennan defends torture program while admitting he doesn't know if it worked

CIA Director John Brennan defends torture program while admitting he doesn't know if it worked
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CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday vigorously pushed back against the Senate's report on his agency's torture program, insisting that though the program was not without its flaws, the CIA "did a lot of things right during this difficult time to keep this country strong."

"In many ways this was uncharted territory for the CIA, and we were not prepared," he said.

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