In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a Guantanamo detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base (REUTERS/Michelle Shephard).
The CIA Interrogations Debate in Academia
December 12, 2014,
The release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's controversial report on CIA interrogations has reinvigorated the torture debate in the United States. One place where this debate has been particularly heated is in the halls of academia. Daniel L. Byman, a professor in the security studies program at Georgetown University and the research director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, reflects on his experience teaching this issue in the classroom and how the conversation about torture and other controversial counterterrorism tools has changed since 9/11.