2014/12/12

NYT debunks "torture works" claims

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NYT

To be fair; the NYT writers partially disregarded how intelligence works. 'They knew about it already' doesn't mean all that much. Much intelligence only becomes valuable once there's a confirmation from a different, independent source.

Sometimes the CIA lied by claiming that some info was discovered through enhanced interrogation torture.
It's not that clear-cut that enhanced interrogation torture results were useless when they confirmed what was already known discovered before.*

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*: Example case: "Thwarting of ‘Second Wave’ Plot and Discovery of Al Ghurabaa Group"
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