US Torture Program Left Legacy Of Mental Illness

In a more than 5,700-word front-page analysis, the New York Times (10/9, A1, Apuzzo, Fink, Risen, Subscription Publication) discussed the long term psychological harm that “extraordinary interrogation” methods have caused for terrorism suspects at CIA and military prisons around the world, including Guantánamo Bay.

According to the Times, in the post-9/11 period, Americans debated whether some of these interrogation techniques amounted to torture, but that in this debate the “human toll has gone largely uncalculated.” The article pointed out that dozens of detainees have reported “persistent mental health problems” resulting from “enduring agonizing treatment.”

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— “How U.S. Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds,” MATT APUZZO, SHERI FINK and JAMES RISEN, New York Times, October 9, 2016.

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