US Army memo reconfirms ban on waterboarding as interrogation technique Caitlin Price at 3:57 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Army [official website] has issued a statement to top personnel reiterating the Army's ban on waterboarding [JURIST news archive] as an interrogation technique, AP reported Tuesday. The Army officially banned the use of waterboarding in September 2006 with the release of the interrogation guide Field Manual 2-22.3 [PDF text; press release], which deemed it a "prohibited action." The November 6 "strategic communication hot topic" was released to top Army officers "to eliminate any confusion that may have arisen as a result of recent public discourse on the subject" and to ensure that the army's stance against waterboarding was clear. AP has more.
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