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Carl Levin: 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques' from Communist Regime

Complete video at: U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) traces the origins of interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. He argues the techniques "were based on abusive tactics...used by the Chinese communists" and "never intended to be used against detainees in our custody." ----- Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin attacks former Vice President Dick Cheney's remarks over detainee policies of the Bush administration. He describes his committee's findings, arguing that not only is torture amoral, but also inefficient and counterproductive. - Foreign Policy Association Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan and is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He has been in the Senate since 1979 and Michigan's senior senator since 1995. He is the longest-serving US Senator ever to represent Michigan. Levin attended Detroit public schools and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956 and from Harvard Law School in 1959. Soon after earning his law degree, he was admitted to the Michigan bar and opened a practice in Detroit, where he still lives. He received honorary degrees from Michigan State University in 2004 and Wayne State University in 2005. He was state assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Michigan civil rights commission from 1964-67. He was special assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender for the city of Detroit from 1968-69. He was a member of the Detroit City Council 1969-77, the last four years as council president.
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