This authorization was based on a series of controversial legal memos authored by the Office of Legal Counsel that sought to define torture far more narrowly than before. These authorizations were highly controversial, particularly in the wake of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. Various revisions of the extended techniques were issued. Rumsfeld intended the extended techniques to be used only on the captives the United States classified as " illegal combatants ".
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Edit Release of the replacement manual in During the American war on terror the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld issued " enhanced interrogation techniques " that went farther than those authorized in the Army Field Manual. Various revisions of the extended techniques were issued. Rumsfeld intended the extended techniques to be used only on the captives the United States classified as " illegal combatants.
General Geoffrey Miller , who was then the director of interrogation of detainees held in Guantanamo Bay , and some of his staff were sent to Iraq to help transfer their interrogation experience. Military Intelligence troops had been using extended techniques in Afghanistan, notably Captain Carolyn Wood. On October 20, Vice President Dick Cheney met with McCain to try to convince him to agree that his amendment should only apply to military interrogators. Cheney wanted to continue to allow civilian interrogators, working for US intelligence agencies, to use more extended interrogation techniques.
McCain did not agree. Plans to revise the manual to allow extended techniques Edit On April 28, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld announced that the Army would be revising the manual. The revised manual would have spelled out more clearly which interrogation techniques were prohibited. But the new edition includes 10 classified pages in the interrogation technique section, leaving the public no indication about what the government considers not to be torture.
In there was an ongoing debate over whether the interrogation section should be classified. The New York Times reported that the Pentagon was considering making the interrogation section public once again, but the Pentagon made no formal announcement of its intentions. On September 6, , the U. Army announced the publication of Field Manual FM The new manual specifically prohibits many of the controversial enhanced interrogation techniques including " waterboarding " which brought the matter to public attention, and also stipulates that the list is not all-inclusive of prohibited actions.
FM 34-52 Intelligence Interrogation