Is Obama going to allow interrogation techniques outside the Army Field Manual?


Today, President Obama will issue an executive order banning torture by requiring that the Army Field Manual be used as the guide for interrogations. But the New York Times reports that in a briefing with lawmakers yesterday, White House Counsel Greg Craig hinted at a willingness to allow some “other” interrogation tactics:

A Congressional official who attended the session said Mr. Craig acknowledged concerns from intelligence officials that new restrictions on C.I.A. methods might be unwise and indicated that the White House might be open to allowing the use of methods other the 19 techniques allowed for the military.