Global Terrorism


A Policy Memo on Whether to Employ Waterboarding against High Value Terror Suspects

The attacks of September 11, 2001, left our country enraged and ready to strike those who attacked us. We searched for terrorist suspects and the masterminds who brought our nation so much pain. We then devised, nay borrowed, a method that would enable our top specialists to extract as much information as they could from those that we found and believed to be guilty. This interrogation method is called waterboarding, and this memo will examine the method and will describe why it is, in fact, torture and why it should never again be used against any suspect of the United States.


Waterboarding is a harsh yet effective interrogation method, whose origins lie in the Spanish Inquisition. This method simulates drowning and near death, and is described as follows: the subject is strapped to...
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