"Our security depends on getting this kind of information," President Bush said of the secret CIA prison program used to interrogate key terror suspects. Foreign suspects were held outside the US, 14 of which now face trial in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The administration had not acknowledged these prisons, which received international criticism, existed until these prisoners were turned over to Pentagon control for prosecution. The Pentagon also has banned several abusive interrogation techniques.
Noting some Al-Queda members will have fewer protections, changes forbidding inhumane treatment or punishment of detainees were made. These include sexual humiliation, use of dogs, "water boarding," mock executions, and shocks, burns, or beatings.