4,254. 12/2/2002

“…by December 2, 2002, Secretary [of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld had approved use of most of the specific [enhanced interrogation] tactics recommended in the [Commander of the Joint Task Force 170, Major General Michael] Dunlavey memo [of October 11, 2002]. Sixteen of the approved tactics had not been permitted in a 1992 U.S. Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogations. Among the sixteen tactics were those that are either patently illegal under Geneva and human rights standards or those that could be illegal in particular instances, including stripping detainees naked, use of hoods, use of dogs, yelling, stress positions, isolation for thirty days, light deprivation, and use of loud sounds as interrogation tactics.”

 – Jordan J. Paust, Beyond the Law, Page 13

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