Most Americans were shocked the horrific images of Abu Ghraib, but Alfred McCoy was not.  He’s been following the Central Intelligence Agency since the early 1970s, when it tried to stop the publication of his book, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. As soon as McCoy saw the images, his reaction was recognition. In this discussion with Burt Cohen, McCoy talks about the CIA’s pioneering research into methods of psychological torture.  The photos from Abu Ghraib were no aberration: they represent policy out of the CIA’s several-decade-old torture playbook. What happens to the perpetrators of torture? Listen in to this edition of Portside.

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