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Pentagon Asks Psychological Assoc. to Reconsider Ban on Interrogations

January 25, 2016

The Pentagon has asked the American Psychological Association to reverse its ban on involving psychologists in national security interrogations, including those at Guantánamo Bay and other prisons. In August, the APA approved the new rules barring its psychologists from participating in interrogations after an independent investigation showed how the APA leadership actively colluded with the Pentagon and the CIA torture programs. In a letter and memo, the Pentagon asked the APA, which is the nation’s largest professional organization for psychologists, to reconsider its decision. To hear our full broadcast from the APA vote in August, go to

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