CIA chief recounts 9/11 horrors

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Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is defending his agency from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspect with no security benefits to the nation.

Breanna opened a rare news conference Thursday by recounting the horrors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, his agency's determination to prevent another such assault and the fact that CIA officers were the first to fight and early to die in the Afghanistan war.

He conceded unauthorized and in some cases abhorrent methods were used against captives.

But Brennan asserted the CIA "did a lot of things right" in a time when there were "no easy answers."