Talk, not torture, gets the information Matthew Alexander, Matthew Alexander served in the Air Force for 14 years and is the author of "How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq." He writes under a pseudonym for security reasons. His coauthor, John Bruning, contributed to this article. E-mail:
The seduction of blind force Gershom Gorenberg, Gershom Gorenberg is the author of "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977" (Times Books). He blogs at southjerusalem.com.