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  •  Currently approved techniques (3+ / 0-)

    The following techniques, which have at times been approved at some level, are not allowed:
    --Forced nakedness (also forced sexual acts or sexual poses).
    --Use of military working dogs during interrogation.

    The following techniques are specifically allowed:
    --Sleep deprivation (4 hours minimum, which was almost always the standard).
    --Sensory deprivation (if not "prolonged": 30 days before a "break" period is required, which again, is pretty much the old standard).

    The following techniques may not be "excessive":
    --Damp cell.
    --Hot, cold, dark, light, and unventilated cells.

    To get a sense of what is "excessive": intentional hypothermia is ruled out.

    The following techniques are nowhere restricted:
    --Stress positions. (I've seen it said that this is prohibited. I don't see it).
    --Sexual humiliation and other pride and ego down.
    --False flag (threatening to send them to Egypt).

    The following techniques are specifically encouraged for use in combination with the above:
    --Fear up.

    Source: FM 2-22.3, Human Intelligence Collector Operations (2006 version).

    •  "Not allowed?" And the enforcement mechanism is? (1+ / 0-)
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      Some geezer with a clipboard is walking around to make sure nobody is doing anyting not allowed?

      FISA said warrantless wiretapping was not allowed.

      US Code said torture was not allowed.

      My confidence in the government not to torture is about 2%.

      "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

      by bobdevo on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 04:20:42 AM PDT

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