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A major overhaul atop U.S. federal radio and television broadcasting entities could be on the way. An amendment to a defense spending bill that passed Congress would change the leadership of those broadcasts by placing the five broadcast networks under the control of a CEO with expanded powers who is appointed by the president and requires U.S. Senate confirmation.

The US Senate Intelligence Committee's summary report on the CIA's post 9-11 "enhanced interrogation techniques" – from sleep deprivation to waterboarding – used against suspected terrorists has provoked a domestic furore, but its biggest impact could be outside US shores.