http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20031028-113335-6042r.htm The US Army has charged an American officer, a 19 year veteran, who used psychological pressure by twice firing his service weapon near an Iraqi. After the shots were fired, the detainee, an Iraqi police officer, gave up information on a planned attack around the northern Iraqi town of Saba al Boor. Col. West said the gunshots spurred the Iraqi to provide the location of the planned sniper attack and the names of three guerrilla fighters. But the Army is taking a dim view of the interrogation tactic and the Officer has been charged with one count of aggravated assault which could lead to the Army court-martialing Col. West and sending him to prison for a maximum term of eight years. "I accept being retired at the grade of major and paying whatever fine required, but resignation and prison seems an attempt to destroy me," Col. West says. "All I wish is to go away, re-establish my family and retain some of my dignity." Whilst abiding by agreed rules and maintaining standards is important, interrogation, however unpleasant, is a necessary factor and it seems crazy that an officer should be treated as a criminal rather than a hero in these circumstances. From what I read here the man appears to have done his job well....How can it be wrong to scare a bloke to get intelligence? Although a different story I'd bet our own Col. Tim relates to this one..thank GOD our people investigated things thoroughly and HIS good name was cleared.