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Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Samantha Newbery


Interrogation, Intelligence and Security examines the origins and effects of a group of controversial interrogation techniques often described as torture, known as the ‘five techniques’. Focusing on the colony of Aden at a time when British rule was being challenged by nationalist insurgents (1963–67), on the height of ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland (1971) and the conflict in Iraq (2003), the book explores the use of hooding to restrict vision, white noise, stress positions, limited sleep and a limited diet. Through its in-depth analysis the book reveals how British forces came to use such ... More

Keywords: Interrogation, Torture, Intelligence, Policy, Security, Counter-Insurgency, Counter-Terrorism, Aden, Northern Ireland, Iraq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091483
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samantha Newbery, author
University of Salford