Torture Tactics Should Be Used On A Terrorist Essay

1335 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
When it comes to the topic of torture most of us will readily agree that it is morally wrong. Where this agreement usually ends however is on the question of terrorism. Whereas some are convinced that torture tactics should be used on a terrorist to gain valuable information, others maintain that false information can be received. In my own view, torture interrogation tactics should be considered when dealing with a terrorist threat because a terrorist performs acts of violence to achieve a specific political aim. A terrorist will put innocent lives in danger to achieve his political aim. Terrorism is not new and even though it has been used since the early times of recorded history, it can be relatively hard to define. It has been described variously as both a tactic and strategy. The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” Violence, fear, and intimidation are three key elements within this definition and each element produces terror in its victims. The strategy of terrorists is to commit acts of violence that draws attention of the local populace, the government, and the world to their cause. With that all being said I do agree with justifying the use of torture if there is valid information on an individual taking part in…

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