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Thursday, Aug 19, 2004

truth or dire

"Harvey Rishikof and Michael Schrage have a really interesting essay in Slate about some new medical techniques which could be used by the intelligence community to extract information from detainees unwilling to talk -- in lieu of barbaric practices like those used at Abu Ghraib and possibly used in U.S. secret detention facilities abroad. The essay raises a litany of difficult moral, practical and legal issues, and none of these are easily resolved."