Ethics of Torture and National Security
In May of 2010, Faisal Shahzad made an attempt to set off a car bomb in Time Square. Shahzad has since been charged with an act of terrorism and mass destruction. Shahzad became a U.S. citizen in April of 2009. He had recently reentered the country after spending five months in Pakistan. Shahzad claims he acted alone in his attempt. In light of Shazad’s precedent behavior, would it be ethical to use certain torture methods to ensure he is being honest?