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 co-authored an article published in Police Chiefs Magazine about how research can improve the practice of interrogation and how the research studies offer an unprecedented perspective on the challenges, successes and mediations of overcoming resistance and collecting important information from non-cooperative sources.
Mark wrote an Op-Ed published in the NY Daily News Mark urges President Obama to move aggressively to transfer detainees cleared for release from GTMO and to bring terrorists to justice, real justice and constitutional justice, citing it’s not just President Obama’s legacy at stake; it’s ours.
USA Today reporter Kevin Johnson interviews mark about the creation of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) and how law enforcement officials are starting to incorporate evidence-based research to improve their interview and interrogation training programs. Mark told USA Today:”Many of us made our bones by getting bad guys to confess to crimes. We’re challenging that identity by suggesting that you may not have been as effective as you think,”
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.
The University of Colorado Boulder announced Mark would be giving a special presentation at their International Affairs Spring Reception and speaking at the Conference on World Affairs
With a Number of Presidential Candidates Voicing Support of Torture Methods, New Statement Reminds Americans that Torture is Illegal, Counterproductive and Detrimental to National Security.
Mark and retired United States Marine Corps Commandant General Charles C. Krulak explain lawful, rapport-based interrogation techniques continue to be the most effective way to elicit actionable intelligence and how torture makes Americans less safe by increasing the risks to our troops, hindering cooperation with allies, alienating populations whose support the US needs and providing propaganda for our enemies.
Human Rights First released a letter that twenty-six national security professionals that signed a letter to all presidential candidates in September 2015. The letter urged the candidates to publicly reject torture as it is illegal, counterproductive, and detrimental to national security.