Nance: U.S. Troops Now ‘Guaranteed’ To Be Tortured in Captivity

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Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) asked during today’s hearing whether even the impression that the U.S. tortures makes it more likely that an adversary in a future conflict — he used the Iranians as an example — would torture captured U.S. or allied troops.

Former Navy instructor Malcolm Nance said he considered it a “guarantee” that other nations now have “a legal standard to subject American soldiers to enhanced interrogations.” U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel Steve Kleinman said he “agree[s] entirely.”