a citizen’s journal by Thomas Nephew

Bad apple authorization form Z/0901

Posted by Thomas Nephew on July 24th, 2006

There was an authorization template on a computer, a sheet that you would print out, or actually just type it in. And it was a checklist. And it was all already typed out for you, environmental controls, hot and cold, you know, strobe lights, music, so forth. Working dogs, which, when I was there, wasn’t being used. But you would just check what you want to use off, and if you planned on using a harsh interrogation you’d just get it signed off.

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  1. » Blog Archive » About those photos — Part II Says:

    […] Special Forces under McChrystal’s former command.  Abuse there was so routine that soldiers recall filling out forms detailing which methods — dogs, hot and cold, what have you — they would use.  […]

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