TITLE

THE ROOTS OF TORTURE

AUTHOR(S)
Barry, John; Hirsh, Michael; Isikoff, Michael; Hosenball, Mark; Gutman, Roy; Gegax, T. Trent; Scelfo, Julie; Liu, Melinda; Nordland, Rod; Dehghanpisheh, Babak
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Newsweek;5/24/2004, Vol. 143 Issue 21, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how U.S. military interrogation changed after the September 11, 2001 attacks, when the President George W. Bush administration wrote new rules to fight a new kind of war. Reactions of legislators to images of American soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq; Question of who taught the torture methods to the guards; How some images portray techniques officially approved by the government for use against terrorist suspects; Roles of Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft in signing off on a secret system of detention and interrogation; Issue of the Geneva Conventions, which protect rights of detainees and prisoners of war; How the Bush administration created a legal framework to justify this system of interrogation; Background on the administration's emerging approach in the war on terrorism; Outlook for more charges. INSET: WHAT THE RULES SAY.
ACCESSION #
13122797

 

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