Setting an Agenda for the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group
AbstractIn the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the United States government used interrogation techiniques against terrorist suspects which were highly controversial. The utility of such techniques has been widely debated. Some feel that enhanced interrogation techinques such as waterboarding are essential to provide information necessary to thrwart future terrorist attacks. Others maintain that this information can be obtained using non-coercive methods. In this article, the author discusses the divergent opinions on interrogation methods and proposes that the government form a group to study these methods and coordinate efforts to establish a scientific basis for their effectiveness.