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Defining Torture after Abu Ghraib

Some in Congress defend the right of interrogators to engage in what they call "pressure," or making subjects physically or psychologically uncomfortable. A look at torture, "pressure" and the distinctions some make -- or don't -- between the two.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.
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