CIA Interrogation

Monday - 1/19/2009, 5:23pm EST

President-Elect Barack Obama is reportedly considering ordering the CIA to follow conduct outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual. It lays out 19 interrogation methods used to question prisoners, including one allowing a detainee to be isolated from other inmates in some cases. "My recommendation to the administration is to preserve the ability to use lawfully-approved techniques if in a situation where you need to," says outgoing Director of National Intelligence Mike Mcconnell. Mcconnell said the IC needs interrogation techniques beyond those in the Army Field manual