23 June 2016 8:45 AM, EDT
Mind games can be stealthy weapons. Perhaps no one knows this better than Eric Maddox.
Today, Maddox is as an independent business consultant. But more than a decade ago, he was the U.S. Army interrogator who used mind games to find the most sought after fugitive of the Iraq War — Saddam Hussein.
In 2003, U.S. forces had invaded Iraq. Saddam was on the run and nowhere to be found. The Army was looking for an interrogator with intelligence experience to join a special team ordered to find the former Iraqi dictator.
Because the Army had trained Maddox as an intelligence linguist and interrogator, he was tapped for the mission. His team detained and questioned Iraqis as it looked for clues about Saddam’s whereabouts.
If you think interrogation is about violence or torture, Maddox said, you’re wrong. Sometimes it involves negotiations. »
– Thom Patterson, CNN