Pentagon Wants Psychologists to End Ban on Interrogation Role

Posted January 25, 2016 at 2:58pm

“The Pentagon has asked the American Psychological Association to reconsider its ban on the involvement of psychologists in national security interrogations at the Guantánamo Bay prison and other facilities,” the New York Times reports.

“The Defense Department reduced its use of psychologists at Guantánamo in late 2015 in response to the policy approved by the association last summer.”

“But in a letter and accompanying memo to association officials this month, Brad Carson, the acting principal deputy secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, asked that the group, the nation’s largest professional organization for psychologists, revisit its ‘blanket prohibition.'”