Interrogation Techniques

The scandal over alleged prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has put the U.S. military's interrogation techniques under a harsh spotlight. Just where is the line between aggressive questioning and torture, and how often is it crossed? Join NPR's Joe Palca and his guests to examine the ethics and effectiveness of getting answers during wartime.

Guests:

Andrea Seabrook
*NPR's congressional reporter

Joe Stephens
*Investigative reporter with The Washington Post

Larry Johnson
*Former CIA analyst and a deputy director of the State Department's office of counterterrorism

Mark Bowden
*National correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly
*Author of Black Hawk Down
*Wrote about the interrogation process in his cover article titled "The Dark Art of Interrogation" published last September in The Atlantic Monthly

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