Torture Feeds Islamic State’s Narrative

In a recently published piece in the Eugene Register Guard, Dr. Ajit Maan posed thes question:

Ajit Maan“What if torture elicited bad intelligence? Can anyone reasonably doubt that it did? And what if bad intelligence was deemed actionable? What actions, policy decisions or strategies were put into place based upon bad intelligence, and what are the effects? How do we know we are not seeing those results now, and how will we know when we experience the results in the future?”


According to Dr. Maan, who is the author of Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies, narratives influence how power works and, more importantly, who it works for. Read her entire article here.



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