The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings

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The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings

http://www.thenation.com/article/193185/cia-didnt-just-torture-it-experimented-human-beings#

Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators.

At the helm of this human experimentation project were two psychologists hired by the CIA, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. They designed interrogation and detention protocols that they and others applied to people imprisoned in the agency’s secret “black sites.”

In its response to the Senate report, the CIA justified its decision to hire the duo: “We believe their expertise was so…

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2 Responses to “The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings”

  1. stuartbramhall Says:

    Meanwhile the Pentagon is still suppressing classified evidence that US military guards raped Iraqi teenagers in front of their mothers: http://www.mintpressnews.com/classified-evidence-us-soldiers-raped-boys-in-front-of-their-mothers/200160/


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