USA: Senate debates Republican proposal on interrogation policies
Republican Senators led by Senator McCain proposed new legislation to prohibit interrogation techniques that amount to torture or ill-treatment. The proposal also bars techniques of interrogation not authorized by the Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation for persons under the detention of the Department of Defense. A group of former military generals publicly endorsed the proposal. The White House is said to have threatened to veto the bill if the Senate adopts such provisions.