Jane Mayer has published a new article in the The New Yorker today on US torture policy. Mayer's article centers around her interview with Leon Panetta, the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, under the Obama administration.
Almost every day for the past six weeks new information has emerged about abusive interrogations conducted by the US military and intelligence agencies during the Bush Administration. Despite this gathering torrent, apologists for Bush-era decision makers are urging the American people to turn the page---and quickly---on this sordid chapter in our history.
Today ProPublica and Salon.com have posted online emails from the list-serve of the 2005 APA ethics task force on national security interrogations. The internal APA documents indicate that the APA developed its ethics policy to conform with Pentagon guidelines governing psychologist participation in interrogations.
I am pleased to invite you to a PHR training for health professionals on how to diagnose, evaluate and document the physical and psychological after-effects of torture and other severe human rights violations.
Psychologists Who Devised US Torture Program Had No Interrogation Experience, Were Paid $1000/Day by CIA
ABC News reports that psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were paid $1000/day to design and implement the US torture program. According to current and former government officials, the CIA's secret waterboarding program was designed and assured to be safe by two well-paid psychologists now working out of an unmarked office building in Spokane, Washington.