The US Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to declassify parts of a controversial report into CIA terror suspect interrogation methods.
Of the 6,200 page tome, Republicans and Democrats voted 11-3 to release the 480 page executive summary to the public.
Leaks detail that the agency repeatedly dunked suspects in ice water and slammed their heads against the wall.
Dianne Feinstein who chairs the committee believes the country must both admit to and learn from its errors.
“The report exposes brutality and stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never be allowed to happen again.’‘
Defenders say information obtained by the CIA helped in its counter terrorism efforts.
It is now up to the White House to decide along with the CIA just how much to reveal in a process which could take months.