Uniform Interrogation Standards

Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners under American control makes us less safe, violates our nationís values, and damages Americaís reputation in the world.

That is why in 2004 the bipartisan 9/11 Commission called for humane treatment of those captured by the US government and our allies in the struggle against terrorism.

Congress and the Pentagon responded with clear and comprehensive new rules for the military, so that interrogation techniques practiced by the military today are both humane and effective.

But not all US government agencies are following these rules.

Congress should require the entire US government and those acting on its behalf to follow the Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations.Doing so will make us safer, while safeguarding our cherished values and our vital national interests.


ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI  National Security Advisor 1977-81

WARREN CHRISTOPHER  Secretary of State 1993-97

LAWRENCE EAGLEBURGER  Secretary of State 1992-1993

SLADE GORTON  US Senator (R-WA) 1981-87, 1989-2001

LEE HAMILTON  US Congressman (D-IN) 1965-99

GARY HART  US Senator (D-CO) 1975-87

RITA HAUSER  Chair, International Peace Academy 1992-present

CARLA HILLS  US Trade Representative 1989-93

THOMAS KEAN  Governor New Jersey 1982-1990

ANTHONY LAKE  National Security Advisor 1993-97

JOHN LEHMAN  Secretary of the Navy 1981-87

RICHARD C. LEONE  President, The Century Foundation 1989-present

ROBERT McFARLANE  National Security Advisor 1983-85

DONALD McHENRY  Ambassador to UN 1979-81

SAM NUNN  US Senator (D-GA) 1972-96

THOMAS PICKERING  Undersecretary of State 1997-2000

TED SORENSEN  White House Special Counsel 1961-63

JOHN C. WHITEHEAD  Deputy Secretary of State 1985-88