The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
The US Army Manual on interrogation
There is a section of the manual entitled Intelligence Interrogation, FM 34-54, available here. (It took a little winkling, hence the note for the file.)
FM 34-54 gets namechecked in Big Media - but the suckers whistle for a link.
For instance, the New York Times had a piece (May 7) from Don Van Natta .
He quotes former Army interrogator Mike Ritz as saying
It's a fairly obsolete manual.
Nevertheless, he says,
The manual...is still used as a reference guide by the Army's intelligence school at Fort Huachucha, Ariz.
Honoured in the breach - like at least one Abu Ghraib detainee, as I recall...
the use of strobe lights and loud music, shackling prisoners in awkward positions for long hours and manipulating the levels of pain medication
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