New DOD guidelines prohibit waterboarding, use of dogs.

The LA Times reports that the Pentagon has issued a new directive on detainee interrogations, explicitly prohibiting the use of dogs in interrogations. The directive also bans techniques taught at the U.S. military’s survival schools (SERE), which, as Steve Aftergood noted, includes waterboarding:

No dog shall be used as part of an interrogation approach or to harass, intimidate, threaten, or coerce a detainee for interrogation purposes.


Use of SERE techniques against a person in the custody or effective control of the Department of Defense or detained in a DoD facility is prohibited.