But when another country, like Chile, does the same thing NPR call's it "torture":
Ship Brings Peace, And Chile's Grim History, To Port : NPR:
"Chile's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Amnesty International have documented more than 100 cases of torture aboard the Esmeralda.Another day, another example of NPR's selective moral outrage.
The victims recounted beatings, death threats and electric shocks to their genitals.
Alex Taylor, Amnesty International's Chile expert, says it is high time for the Navy to admit what it did."