Ever Wonder How Military get info from POW's?

on Friday, 30 January 2009.


I just saw this and thought it hypno-interesting. 
Various techniques no longer allowed to be used to illicit info and ways that are allowed in the feild manual :o). 
CIA exemption

The abuses at Abu Ghraib went beyond anything permitted even in the previous version of the field manual - though many of the measures had been approved for use by the.....


CIA in Guantanamo.

Bans the following actions in intelligence operations:
Forcing the detainee to be naked, perform sexual acts, or pose in a sexual manner
Placing hoods or sacks over the head of the detainee
Placing duct tape over the eyes
Applying beatings, electric shock, burns or other forms of physical pain
Using military working dogs to threaten the detainees
Inducing injury through cold or heat
Conducting mock executions
Depriving the detainee of necessary food, water, or medical care
Denigrating the detainee's religious symbols

The CIA has until now been using its own undisclosed set of rules, but its hands will be tied by the new executive order.
Apart from waterboarding, the 2006 field manual explicitly prohibits threats, coercion, and physical abuse.
Techniques it does allow include:
Good cop, bad cop (known in the US as Mutt and Jeff): where two interrogators take apparently opposing approaches to the subject to make the detainee identify with one of the interrogators and thereby establish rapport and co-operation
Rapid-Fire Questioning: where the interrogator tries to confuse the detainee and produce contradictions which can be challenged
We Know All: where the interrogator pretends merely to be confirming details of a story he knows already
Ego Up: where flattery is used to produce a bond
Ego Down: where the detainee's ego is attacked in the hope that he will reveal information to justify his actions
Emotional Fear-Up: where a pre-existing fear is identified, linking its elimination to co-operation on part of the detainee
Silent: where the interrogator says nothing to the detainee but looks him squarely in the eyes, preferably with a slight smile on his face

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