Gitmo interrogations low-yield, not preventing terror attacks, says ex-Pentagon intelligence officer in new book

In excerpts published Sunday from a new book due out October 7, former senior Pentagon intelligence officer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Christino, a 20-year military veteran, says that the holding and interrogation of hundreds of terror suspects under harsh physical and dubious legal conditions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has failed to stop a single terrorist attack and, contrary to "wildly exaggerated" claims of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other senior DOD officials, has yielded little information of value.

The allegations by Christino and several others are slated to appear in Guantanamo: America's War on Human Rights, written by British journalist David Rose. Read this pre-publication excerpt from the book in Sunday's UK Guardian; an additional excerpt is available from openDemocracy here. The Guardian has more on the allegations.

 

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