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Paul Aussaresses, a French Army general who in the final years of his life dispassionately revealed the torture techniques he employed during the Algerian war for independence and defended them as appropriate in the age of terrorism, has died. He was 95.

Aussaresses was described as a hero of World War II and fought in the French Indochina War before being posted to Algeria at the outset of the anticolonial rebellion there in 1954. The war and its prosecution remain the subject of intense soul-searching in France.

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