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Question: Does torture produce reliable information? CPNN article: The War Around Us
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Posted: June 26 2009,17:56

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Wolfgang P. May
Posted: June 28 2009,19:10

The definitive answer to the question: Does torture work, appears already to have been resolved, in a book "Talking With Victor Charlie", an Interrogator's Story, by Sedgwick D. Tourison, Jr. That Ivy Books publication relates the author's personal experience in Vietnam, and clearly states that an interrogation using torture, is entirely ineffective. Just as many of our lesser interrogators found out, torture will motivate the unfortunate victim to say anything that the victim feels the interrogator wants to hear, just to stop the agonizing pain for a few minutes.

Before my service in Vietnam, when I was the Intelligence Operations Officer (under the Finnish-born Colonel Antero Aakkula, who was the G-2 of our 4th US Armored Division in Goeppingen, Germany) the trained Interrogators of our 504 MI unit confirmed the reality of the absolute idiocy of using torture to obtain valid military information.

Not only does the use of torture demean the humanity of Interrogator and Victim, but there is absolutely no useful value from the results.
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