How to Write About a Mindfucking Operation But Set Up to Avoid Lawyerly Attention

Polished off this 400-plus piece in 2 straight days. Former military interrogator Chris Mackey (not his real name) with reporter Greg Miller do a great job detailing the former’s time in Afghanistan mindfucking with captured enemy combatants for that one crucial tidbit of info, that one vital piece of intelligence. I found myself chuckling at the bite-sized narrative chunks peppered with the dark humour that makes for spellbinding reading. That said, the writers’ painstaking attempts to stress that nothing prosecutable happened is understandable, but a little chafing.

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