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.
Newsweek journalist Rupert Stone interviewed Mark in his article on the use of science to inform the practice of interrogation and how the Army Field Manual special appendix that allows for cruel treatment, such as prolonged solitary confinement and sleep and sensory deprivation, should be reviewed and updated.
Witness to Guantanamo release a video of an interview of Mark discussing how the manner in which military interrogations were being conducted were in direct conflict with the techniques used by the FBI, CITF and other federal law enforcement and counterintelligence agencies.
Witness to Guantanamo released a video tape of an interview of Mark regarding treatment of GTMO detainees and how it worked against our national security goals and created the very adversaries we feared.
Witness to Guantanamo released a video tape of Mark describing how the interrogation techniques used on Mohammed al-Qahtani at GTMO were illegal and hardened his resistance.
Mark was among a group of intelligence officials from the DOD, CIA, FBI and NCIS urging Congress to support for the McCain Amendment to the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill to prohibit coercive interrogation techniques.
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 was interviewed in this BuzzFeed article on how evidence-based research is now being used to improve the practice of interrogation and discusses how it’s critical for the Army Field Manual to be reviewed and research findings incorporated.