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Why Torture Is Counterproductive

Dec 10, 2014 | 02:13 GMT
Does torturing suspected terrorists work?
Military police process incoming Taliban and al Qaeda detainees at Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray in Cuba in 2002.
(Petty Officer 1st class Shane T. McCoy/U.S. Navy/Getty Images)

Despite popular misconceptions, as a potential source of intelligence, interrogations are one of the least reliable and least timely methods employed by the various intelligence disciplines. Using harsh techniques or torture complicates the rapport-building process, making it harder for an interrogator to discern between lies and truth. ...

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