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You're Lying! by Lena Sisco

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E Is for Establish Rapport: Getting People to Want to Like You

The question I am asked most often after people find out I interrogated members of the Taliban and al Qaeda is “What was it like being a woman and talking to those guys?” They all want to know if they disrepected me or if I felt in any way at a disadvantage because of my sex. I tell people it was great because I was almost considered to be a third gender. Yes, I am a woman, but in their eyes I was an American military member who happened to be female. They didn’t look at or treat me the same way as they often did the women in their own cultures. I had a huge advantage being a “third gender”; in fact, I would bet that any female interrogator would tell you the same thing. Think about ...

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