Spy agencies have "an obligation ... to warn of the heightened potential that the release could stimulate a violent response," a senior intelligence official said.
Obama administration to appeal district court's decision to release tapes.
Attorneys hope case will expose wrongful detention at Djibouti black site and hasten the release of the Senate's CIA torture report.
The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the U.S. to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth.
Concerned that the Senate's impending Republican majority will bury evidence of past wrongdoing, the Colorado senator considers all options.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture questioned U.S. representatives on issues ranging from force-feedings at Guantanamo to police brutality in Ferguson.
His administration is fighting to keep 2,000-plus images from the public.
Images allegedly taken by a former military police photographer under Assad's regime, now on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., could be used as evidence of crimes against humanity
But Obama did initially hire him for his candor…what did he expect?
Leon Panetta says he remains uncertain on the intelligence value of harsh interrogations.