Report on CIA may have biggest impact outside the US

THE US Senate Intelligence Committee released on Tuesday a redacted summary report on the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) post-9/11 "enhanced interrogation techniques", from sleep deprivation to "water boarding", that were used against suspected terrorists. The approximately 500-page document has provoked a domestic furore, but its biggest impact could be felt outside US shores.

The ramifications are already rippling out internationally, and are likely to inflame anti-Americanism in several Muslim-majority countries, whose support is potentially key for US success in the campaign against terrorism. This will only add to the massive public diplomacy challenge now confronting President Barack...

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