May 9th, 2004

me at star

Selected Harsh "Interrogation Techniques"

According to this Washington Post story, DoD approved a set of interrogation techniques for use at Guantanamo Bay that include disrupting sleep patterns, exposure to heat and cold, and "sensory assault" (bright lights, loud music, etc.) over a year ago - in April 2003.
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As the story notes, "in some cases" Rumsfeld himself was required to sign off on using these techniques, although it doesn't say if he ever did.