Behind the front lines of every war in the world, prisoners are
forced to sit for interrogation: manipulated, coerced, and
sometimes tortured--often without ever being touched. Brainwash is
a history of the methods intended to destroy and reconstruct the
minds of captives, to extract information, convert dissidents, and
lead peaceful men to kill and be killed.
With access to formerly classified documentation and interviews
from the CIA, U.S. Army, MI5, MI6, and British Intelligence Corps,
Dominic Streatfeild traces the evolution of mind control from its
origins in the Cold War to the height of today's war on terror.
Vivid and disturbing, "Brainwash" is essential insight into the
modern practice of interrogation and torture.