We've talked about Dr. Mitchell's book in previous posts. It was a very enlightening book about his work as a CIA contractor implementing the approved enhanced interrogation techniques on captured terrorists with the objective of thwarting future attacks. The full title is Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America.
Janet Levy posted a review at How the Use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Saved Thousands of American Lives where she provided numerous factoids in an easily readable piece. And she mentioned one thing I had forgotten, to wit:
Another little-discussed side benefit of EIT was that terrorist detainees were conditioned to cooperate in interrogations when they expected that harsh techniques might be used, even when they weren’t going to be used. Mitchell explains that this type of Pavlovian anticipation meant that EIT could be tapered off after an average of 72 hours.
The book is well worth reading. Or if that's too much to ask, Ms. Levy's review serves as a good summation for anyone interested in the positive aspects of the program.