Good Psychologist, Bad Psychologist

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In this episode on BBC Radio, psychiatrist Raj Persaud reports on the CIA’s so-called “enhanced interrogation” program, which has frequently been characterized as torture. He discusses the involvement of psychologists John Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell in the development of the program as well as the psychological trauma experienced by survivors of “enhanced interrogation.”

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  1. These are guys who’ve never read the 13th Chapter of Sun Tzu, in which the expendable (death or dead) agent and his purpose are described. Given false information, the dead agent is set up to be caught and the spurious data forced out of him in order to deceive the enemy. Naturally, when the data proves false and disaster occurs, the enemy becomes enraged and executes the agent, thereby proving the title.

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