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Tough general convinces Trump to change tune on torture

US president-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that advice from a Marine general renowned for his frank talk had convinced him to think again about authorising the torture of detainees.

Tough general convinces Trump to change tune on torture - SBS 1bThe Republican tycoon had previously made bloodcurdling pledges to restore waterboarding and “far, far worse” in US detention centers, scorning President Barack Obama’s ban on the practice.

But last weekend Trump sat down with James Mattis, a retired general respected across Washington and the US military for…

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