American Torture

American Torture

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Contrary to US government assertions, the Abu Ghraib photos do not reflect the perverse handiwork of a 'few bad apples'. As American Torture reveals, tortures such as sensory deprivation, sexual humiliation and forced standing are core elements of the American detention regime, a product of more than sixty years of government research and development fully detailed in extensive CIA manuals. In the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal, mainstream media and human rights organisations have exhaustively documented the American use of torture in detention centres around the world. Although expansive, these reports lack context. American Torture examines the origins of this detention regime and traces how it was refined, spread and kept legal. Along the way, American Torture uncovers the effects of state-sponsored torture and deconstructs the myths espoused by its proponents. What are the ramifications of such praxis for global security? The book will also feature an interview with Mamdouh Habib, and look at the plight of Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.alt;http://www.gwu. edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB122/*kubarkagt; CIA, Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual, ... intel_interrrogation_sept-1992.pdf* search=%22FM%2034-52%2C%20Intel ligence%20Interrogation%22agt; FM 31- 21, anbsp;...

Title:American Torture
Author:Michael Otterman
Publisher:Melbourne Univ. Publishing - 2007-01-01


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