The Stream

Doctors and detainees

The Stream discusses the role of medical professionals in counterterrorism efforts.

The US Senate’s “torture report” confirms medical professionals helped the CIA develop harsh detainee interrogation methods. Many doctors say aiding US interrogations defies their professional oath to “do no harm”, while others maintain that using their knowledge for counter-terrorism could help save American lives. Should doctors have a role in counterterrorism efforts, or does it go against medical ethics? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

On today’s show, we speak to:

Stephen Xenakis @SteveXen
Retired US Army Medical Corps officer

Mark Fallon @glynco
Former Special Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

Steven Reisner @Drreisner
Co-founder, Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

Nathaniel Raymond @nattyray11
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

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