Huffington Post reporter Ali Watkins interviewed Mark about the protracted battles within to CIA and White House over the SSCI Torture Report and the CIA’s failure to acknowledge their actions as torture and the failure to hold anyone accountable. Mark told the Huffington Post we’ve continued to try and redact and classify our way out of past mistakes.
The Daily Echo reported that Mark would be talking about significant counterterrorism investigations and the impact of the 9/11 attacks on US policies and practices, including the origins of the CIA Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program.
The University of Portsmouth announced that Mark would be giving a public lecture at the Univesity, hosted by the Department of Psychology’s International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology.
Mark participated in a Human Rights First public service announcement video about the strategic consequences of keeping the Guantanamo Bay prison open. Mark said you need a place to hold enemy combatants and to exploit a detainee for their intelligence value, but that is not what had occurred at Guantanamo Bay.
In an Op-Ed in The Huffington Post, Mark wrote that America would be judged, and judged harshly, for not closing the Guantanamo Bay prison sooner, as it has become a strategic liability and a symbol of injustice, oppression and torture.
Mark wrote an Op-Ed published in the Huffington Post on how it’s time for President Obama and Congress to take bipartisan action to ensure we never venture into the dark side and torture again.
Mark appeared in a Human Rights First public service announcement on how torture doesn’t work, is illegal and violates American ideals.
Mark, along with former Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora, and former NCIS Director David Brant were on a panel moderated by former US Attorney John McKay on the San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campus
Mark told LBC there’s been no evidence to establish that the infliction of abuse or pain or torture would result in the acquisition of accurate or reliable information and that it is counter productive, as it hardens resistance and results in tainted or flawed intelligence.
Shepard Smith interviews Mark on Fox News on terrorism, radicalization and symbols of oppression, torture and injustice; and how we need to reclaim the narrative that we’re a just nation and society.