Shane O’Mara’s Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation

O n April 16th, 2009, President Obama released four top secret memoranda that came to be known as the torture memos. The documents, written by the White House’s top lawyers, not only detailed the ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on suspected terrorists detained at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, and other secret detention centers around the world, but also justified them as effective ways of obtaining sensitive information—and approved their use. The memos describe 10 techniques that were employed with at least 14 suspects, and possibly many, many more: attention grasp, facial hold, facial slap, walling, wall standing, stress positions, cramped confinement, sleep deprivation, insect placed in a confinement box, and waterboarding. Related documents disclose the use of additional methods: one captive was “interrogated…


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