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The SERE training program -- Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape -- is intended to train American

The SERE training program -- Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape -- is intended to train American soldiers who are likely to be held captive in the event of a war to resist interrogation techniques from a fictional enemy, as it were. Basically, they are exposed to Soviet-style interrogation techniques that include waterboarding, sleep deprivation, extreme temperatures, religious degradation. They are exposed to this in an effort to inoculate them against the stress of capture.

There are a group of psychologists who oversee that program in order to ensure the safety of the American soldiers who are undergoing the training. They are supposed to prevent the trainers from behavioral drift and prevent the soldiers from getting harmed. It was those group of psychologists who ended up working for the CIA as contractors, who made a case that they had a method for making people talk. And so, it was those reverse-engineered training methods that were used on detainees. 

"Rorschach and Awe" 

Coalition for an Ethical APA 

http://ethicalapa.com/

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/07/torture200707?printable=true&currentPage=all

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