The commission members also said they were concerned about talk from the Trump administration about the possible restoration of such programs. I think if you put this to the American people most of them can be persuaded to back off this idea, Wilkerson said. In addition to being immoral, it is also an ineffective and detrimental practice: it does not gain accurate intelligence or information. it most often gains us inaccurate intelligence which is worse than no intelligence. Ben earned a bachelors from Campbell University, a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, did doctoral work in moral theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the board of the Alliance of Baptists and the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School.
Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, said torture produces confessions but it does not work as a method for gaining information that can be used in military and other strategies.