U.S. Intelligence Expert Malcolm Nance, (Malcolm Wrightson Nance) is man well worth following (@) and listening to. His website, TAPSTRI – The Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics & Radical Ideology is a valuable collection of articles on the current state of terrorism and intelligence.
His book Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe with a forward by the foreign correspondent Richard Engel is a must read for any kind of real constructive understanding of the ISIS phenomena in Syria Iraq and around the world.
Malcolm Nance, a retired decorated U.S. Navy Intelligence Collections Operator who was involved in numerous counter-terrorism, intelligence and combat operations, has very definitevely stated that “Waterboarding is Torture… Period” and perhaps just if not more importantly that “Torture. Does. Not. Work.”
“…Of course, when you waterboard you get all the magic answers you want -because remember, the subject will talk. They all talk! Anyone strapped down will say anything, absolutely anything to get the torture to stop. Torture. Does. Not. Work.” — Waterboarding is Torture… Period (Links Updated # 9) | Small Wars Journal
“As a matter of fact, Joe, there was the comment you made back in 2007 that waterboarding was more akin to a fraternity prank where I wrote my article, “Waterboarding is Torture. Period.” And that one article changed the Defense Department’s entire perspective on waterboarding. It doesn’t work. There is documentation it doesn’t work. Because the guy opened his mouth and maybe 200 applications of water does not mean that you have successfully gotten intelligence. You have gotten him to speak.” — MSNBC’s Scarborough Tells A Former Naval Intelligence Official Who Says Waterboarding Doesn’t Work That He’s Wrong
MSNBC’s Scarborough Tells A Former Naval Intelligence Official Who Says Waterboarding Doesn’t Work That He’s Wrong
MIKA BREZEZINKSI (HOST): Joining us now, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideology, Malcolm Nance. He’s a combat veteran and a retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Collections Operator. His new book, Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe, is out today.