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Military Interrogation [OT]

From: Thomas Barclay <Thomas.Barclay@s...>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 17:56:15 -0500
Subject: Military Interrogation [OT]

I was just speaking to a friend undergoing some Interrogator 
Training, and he was describing to me the current State of The Art 
(well unclassified) in Mil Interrogation. They call it 'the suit'. 

Apparently, it is a big really thickly padded suit. The helm has 
bright white light and white noise broadcast inside it. When wearing 
it, you can't feel anything (nearly). No part of your flesh is able 
to touch or feel any other part. When moved by your captors, you 
can't really feel it, you just feel a force moving you rather than a 
defined push or grab. Apparently, you can't sleep, can't hear 
anything but white noise, can't see anything but white light. I think 
the longest he said that any of the students or real prisoners his 
instructor had used this on in Desert Storm managed was 18 hours 
before spilling his guts. No drugs. No Physical Torture. No real 
privation (they even put a straw in from a camelpack so you can 
drink). Just an awful, mind numbing sound and a light that cannot be 
ignored. You can't even whack yourself in the head to feel something. 

I think any proper future MI unit will have enhanced versions of this 
with Grav Dampers so you can't even feel gravity and maybe even some 
type of broadcaster that broadcasts mental static too. Enough to make 
you spill your guts even faster than the average 8 hours this 
contraption takes. 

Something to think about.....
Thomas Barclay		     
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