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(CBS)Two military retirees and psychologists with "no relevant scholarship" made millions of dollars as the driving force behind the CIA's controversial interrogation program ultimately terminated under the Obama administration, according to a New York Times report Wednesday.
The CIA is also set to release a 2004 report on the program by the agency's inspector general, according to the Times.
Mitchell and Jessen, who both served as Air Force psychologists training service members in inte
Mitchell began circulating his theories on demoralizing al Qaeda suspects into cooperation, according to the report. His ideas were well received within the CIA and, with Jessen, he wrote a proposal that based American interrogation strategy on enemy practices - slaps, stress positions, sleep deprivation, wall-slamming and waterboarding.