Verschärfte Vernehmung

America’s “enhanced interrogation” techniques have a grotesque provenance: “Verschärfte Vernehmung, enhanced or intensified interrogation, was the exact term innovated by the Gestapo to describe what became known as the ‘third degree.’ It left no marks. It included hypothermia, stress positions and long-time sleep deprivation.” - The Sunday Times of London - Andrew Sullivan

 

Goss said waterboarding falls into "an area of what I would call professional interrogation techniques."

 

Porter J. Goss at Mexico City (1963) nightclub with members of the CIA’s secret assassination squad known as “Operation Forty."