U.S. Soldiers to Receive Lie-Screening Devices

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The U.S. Army will issue hand-held screening devices to soldiers in Afghanistan this month. The devices, which measure physiological data, will be used in questioning suspects in crisis situations, like roadside bombings, to help Army personnel determine whose account to trust.

Donald Krapohl, special assistant to the director at the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, helped develop the devices. He talks to Scott Simon about how they work.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from