posted on May, 11 2009 @ 05:26 AM
That was the reason US troops were trained under that type training.
If they ever became POWs they had already been subjected to what the enemy would use for interrogation and would know that it was not as bad as it
most US troops would laugh at waterboarding because it only tricks someone that does not understand it into believeing they are drowning.
U.S. Military survival training
Main article: Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
All special operations units in all branches of the U.S. military employ the use of waterboarding as part of survival school (Survival, Evasion,
Resistance and Escape) training, to psychologically prepare soldiers for the eventuality of being captured by the enemy forces.
According to the SERE affiliate and two other sources familiar with the program, after September 11th several psychologists versed in SERE
techniques began advising interrogators at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere. Some of these psychologists essentially "tried to reverse-engineer" the
SERE program, as the affiliate put it. "They took good knowledge and used it in a bad way", another of the sources said. Interrogators and BSCT
members at Guantánamo adopted coercive techniques similar to those employed in the SERE program.