The Purpose of Torture is to Destroy the Recalcitrant Individual
Of course our torturers disagree: they only want information. Any damage to those that refuse to give it, is their own responsibility. It’s a simple matter of who you work for: the good guys or the bad guys. The good guys are only protecting themselves, their women and children – and the rest of the world. The bad guys are disposable, and whatever happens to them is irrelevant.
From : Merriam-Webster re·cal·ci·trant
Etymology: Late Latin recalcitrant-, recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitrare to be stubbornly disobedient, from Latin, to kick back, from re- + calcitrare to kick, from calc-, calx heel
1 : obstinately defiant of authority or restraint
2 a : difficult to manage or operate b : not responsive to treatment