Human Rights, the Law and the Ongoing Threat of Terror

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Waterboarding was stopped before the end of the Bush Administration. Humane treatment of prisoners was required by an act of Congress, and rules were laid out in the new Army Field Manual of 2006. President Obama has proclaimed that torture is contrary to America's founding documents and fundamental values. But controversy over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" continues.

Credits

Guests:
Luke Mitchell - Senior Editor, Harper’s magazine, Benjamin Wittes - Brookings Institution - @benjaminwittes, Jameel Jaffer - ACLU - @JameelJaffer, Dafna Linzer - ProPublica

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper