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waterboarding

A form of torture in which the captive is made to believe he or she is suffocating to death under water.

Waterboarding consists of immobilising a supine victim on his or her back with the head lower than the feet. Water is then poured into the upper airways, triggering the dive and gag reflexes and the sensation of drowning, resulting in severe pain, dry drowning, lung damage, and hypoxic brain damage. Collateral damage includes bones broken from bucking restraints, permanent psychological sequela and death.
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Trump has said that he would reintroduce waterboarding and "a lot worse," but there's no indication that his decision to pick Haspel signals a desire to restart the harsh interrogation and detention program.
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Waterboarding is a form of torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of a person, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning.
Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again.
Waterboarding is the practice of pouring water over someone's face to simulate drowning as an interrogation tactic.
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He specifically cited waterboarding, a controversial method of interrogation discontinued by the Obama administration, which Trump has previously said he would reinstate " in a heartbeat".
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At one point during waterboarding he became "completely unresponsive with bubbles rising through his open full mouth", the report said.