By Glenn Carle
This is often the never-before-told tale of the 'dark side' of the Bush administration's warfare on terror, and of 1 of the CIA's largest disasters — the abduction, rendition, and torture of the incorrect guy — as informed by means of anyone who carried out the interrogation. it really is an indictment of the CIA's superior interrogation from the interior, from a really senior operative. it's also the tale of a patriot — Glenn Carle — and his fight to do the fitting factor. And, in fact, to a couple of his ex-colleagues he's considered as a traitor for revealing the truth.
The ebook is Carle's confirmation that in basic terms the reality can lead us from the darkish. He had years of teaching and adventure best as much as his come upon with the captive who the CIA believed may possibly carry the main to discovering bin encumbered. This was once his apotheosis as a profession spook within the Directorate of Operations, but Carle instantly struggled to reconcile his orders to make his captive speak with the oath he had sworn to uphold the letter and the spirit of the legislations. additionally, because the interrogation begun and he equipped rapport together with his topic, one other challenge began to gnaw at him. This guy wasn't who he used to be speculated to be; he was once low point at most sensible. yet whereas Carle's scepticism grew, his superiors persisted to insist they had the ideal guy. The suspect was once moved to at least one of the CIA's so much infamous black websites, and subjected to 'enhanced interrogation techniques'.
first and foremost keen about his function on the CIA, Carle finally started to query the guidelines of the conflict on terror due to his involvement during this interrogation. during the operation he needed to grapple with the main tricky query a patriot can face: what do you do whilst your executive tells you to do anything that's morally abhorrent?
Carle's trip usually reads like a world mystery, however it is a real story of foreign intrigue, deceit, and betrayal. it's also a rare and intimate portrait of the struggle on terror.
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On this view (which is a common way of making sense of the ‘Copenhagen interpretation’ of quantum physics, though it does not seem to have been Niels Bohr’s own view11 ), it does not make sense to describe a microscopic system except in a certain experimental context; nonetheless, a microscopic description given in such a context is still to be understood realistically. (For a recent example of such a view, see Bub and Pitowsky (2010), who explicitly describe the idea that measurement cannot be primitive as one of two ‘dogmas’ of quantum mechanics,12 but still describe their Einstein’s proposal of a hidden-variable theory which would be to the wavefunction what classical mechanics is to the probability distributions of statistical mechanics.
2. We require i Qi = 1, so that probabilities always sum to 1. POVMs have two main technical advantages over PVMs: they can represent imprecise measurements, and they can represent joint measurements. For instance, standard quantum mechanics uses PVMs to represent measurements of position: the relevant projectors are projections of the wavefunction onto regions of configuration space. But this requires us to idealize measurements as having infinitely sharp boundaries, and provides no way to represent approximate joint measurements of position and 4 For technical discussion of POVMs, see any of the quantum information references in n.
If, from such a description, we can further distill a model of a free-standing ‘reality’ independent of our interventions, then so much the better. Classical physics is the ultimate example of such a model. However, there is no logical necessity for a realistic worldview to always be obtainable. If the world is such that we can never identify a reality independent of our experimental activity, then we must be prepared for that, too. . [Q]uantum theory does not describe physical reality. What it does is provide an algorithm for computing probabilities for the macroscopic events (‘detector clicks’) that are the consequences of our experimental interventions.
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