Bloomberg reporter Drake Bennett interviewed Mark for an article on the Dark Science of Interrogation: How to Find Out Anything From Anyone. Mark told Bloomberg most police officers can tell you how many feet per second a bullet travels, but have not yet embraced as effective the behavioral sciences. Mark said abusive interrogation tactics were not just harmful, they were counterproductive. Research scientists explained the more effective methods.
Reed College Public Policy Lecture Series announced a panel discussion moderated by Joshua Phillips, with Dr. Christian Meissner, Colonel Steven Kleinman, USAF-retired and Mark to discuss questioning high-value targets.
Reed College Public Policy Lecture Series hosted a panel discussion on Questioning High-Value Suspects: Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation. Joshua Philips moderated the panel with Dr. Christian Meissner, Colonel Steven Kleinman, USAF-retired and Mark.
Reuters reporter Allstair Bell interviewed Mark who called for an independent counsel, with subpoena power to fully investigate the role of psychologists collaborating to justify torture.
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.
Huffington Post reporter Ali Watkins interview Mark for an article on the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) and information released in a report titled “All The President’s Psychologists.”
Mark was among the twenty retired military leaders and national security professionals that came to Washington D.C. and met with senators from both sides of the aisle to advocate for support for the legislation solidifying the ban on torture. Mark praised the amendment advocated for data-proven approaches and to take torture off the table, as it is illegal and something we should never consider again.
Mark was interviewed by Vice News journalist Jason Leopold on how the passage of the McCain-Feinstein anti-torture amendment was long overdue and how a universal standard across all agencies is required. Mark had met with members of Congress advocating for passage of the amendment and the review of the Army Field Manual; promoting the use science and evidence-based research for more effective interrogations.
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.