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Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 4)

Waterboarding and the Military

A point that often gets overlooked in torture debates is how members of the military are instructed on these matters. Military members are forbidden from engaging in torture and waterboarding because it is explicitly regarded as form of torture in military literature. 1,087 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 3)

Let’s return to our series on waterboarding. You should read parts 1 and 2 before reading this post.  

Is Waterboarding Torture? Is Waterboarding Legal?

In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity Donald Trump… 491 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 2)

Is Torture Legal?

Article 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment says:

For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. 419 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 1)

Here is what Donald Trump said on the campaign trail:

I happen to think that when you’re fighting an enemy that chops off heads, I happen to think that we should use something that’s stronger than we have right now. 109 more words

The Rise and Fall of Attention – a Clinical Observation

According to Time-Based Resource Sharing (TBRS) model advanced by Pierre Barrouillet and Valérie Camos (2015), the “storage capacity” of our working memory “systematically varies as a linear function of the cognitive load of concurrent processing, a relation that we describe as the law relating processing to storage.” In plain language, we tap into the same reservoir of cognitive resources while performing various tasks at the same time. 1,075 more words

Roy Baumeister

Many people oppose torture and they are upset that America might be reinstituting the practice as it was previously banned by the Obama administration. Should torture be put to use again by intelligence agencies?

Sheffield, Jamaica Correspondent-We all want to prevent mass destruction, terrorism, nuclear attacks, and whatever America fears. Preventing the aforementioned means having Intelligence at the right time. 1,318 more words

Public Articles

Interrogation, Intelligence And Security

Title:                      Interrogation, Intelligence And Security

Author:                 Samantha Newbery

Newbery, Samantha (2015). Interrogation, Intelligence And Security: Controversial British Techniques. Manchester: Manchester University Press

LCCN:    2015452700… 629 more words