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The Other Torture Memo: State Department Releases 2006 Dissent

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Zelikow wrote that they were "unaware of any precedent in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or any subsequent conflict for authorized, systematic interrogation practices similar to those in question here, even where the prisoners were presumed to be unlawful combatants."

The memo did, however, say that techniques like slaps could be sustained as well as nudity, sleep deprivation and liquid diet "depending on the circumstances and details of how these techniques are used."

Read the full memo below:

Zelikow Feb 15 2006