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  •  The issue of segregation v. separation (5+ / 0-)

    is clearly discussed in the AFM. I covered it in my earlier diary, How the U.S. Army's Field Manual Codified Torture -- and Still Does.

    Separation is not about the "normal interrogation process" [the following quote is from Appendix M]:

       The use of separation should not be confused with the detainee-handling techniques approved in Appendix D. Specifically, the use of segregation during prisoner handling (Search, Silence, Segregate, Speed, Safeguard and Tag) should not be confused with the use of separation as a restricted interrogation technique....

       Separation should be used as part of a well-orchestrated strategy involving the innovative application of unrestricted approach techniques. Separation requires special approval, judicious execution, special control measures and rigorous oversight.

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    by Valtin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 03:52:09 PM PST

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