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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Senate approved intelligence bill restricting CIA interrogation tactics

On February 13, 2008, the US Senate voted 51-45 to approve the conference report for the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which included a provision that would restrict CIA interrogators to using only those interrogation techniques explicitly authorized by the 2006 Army Field Manual. Field Manual 2-22.3, Human Intelligence Collector Operations, explicitly prohibits the use of waterboarding, electrocution, sensory deprivation, inducing hypothermia, or depriving the subject of food, water, or medical care. The 2006 manual also specifies that the Geneva Conventions apply to all detainees and eliminates separate standards for the questioning of prisoners of war and enemy combatants. The House of Representatives agreed to the conference report in December 2007, but the legislation was later vetoed by President George W. Bush.



Learn more about waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" techniques from the JURIST news archive.




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