The CIA officer tasked with interrogating the most important prisoners in America's secret detention programme allegedly abused captives during the agency's covert operations in Latin America in the 1980s, it has emerged.
The US Senate's three-year inquiry into the CIA's use of torture after September 11 reveals that a senior agent involved in the programme was recommended for censure decades earlier for “inappropriate use of interrogation techniques”.
Dating is a technique used in archeology to ascertain the age of artifacts, fossils and other items considered to be valuable by archeologists.
There are many methods employed by these scientists, interested in the old, to get to know the age of items.
The earliest evidence of writing anywhere in the world only goes back about 5000 years.
Paleoanthropologists frequently need chronometric dating systems that can date things that are many thousands or even millions of years older.
C-14 has a half life of 5730 years which means that only half of the original amount is left in the fossil after 5730 years while half of the remaining amount is left after another 5730 years.
According to the report, the agent who would become the CIA's chief of interrogations beginning in 2002 "was involved in training and conducted interrogations" in Latin America during that era.
The report goes on to say that "the CIA inspector general later recommended that he be orally admonished for inappropriate use of interrogation techniques." Additionally, the report claims that in 2005 senior CIA officers, including Jose Rodriguez who ran the entire interrogation programme, objected to a proposal that the CIA should actively “vet and review” the records of interrogating officers in order to give itself better legal protection.
However, archeologists still require further information to find out the items that are oldest and those that are youngest in the order.
It is left for absolute dating to come up with the precise age of an artifact.
Though using similar methods, these two techniques differ in certain ways that will be discussed in this article.