TITLE

60-Second Expert: Torture and the Bomb

AUTHOR(S)
Reinsch, Jon; Yoo, Grace
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;10/26/2009, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the parallelism between the decision of former U.S. President Harry Truman to release atomic bombs on Japan and the decision of the administration of former President George W. Bush to use torture in the war on terror. According to the author, both decisions involved potential losses such as a Japanese invasion or a terrorist attack. Furthermore, in both incidents, the U.S. government argued that its decisions saved lives.
ACCESSION #
44944987

 

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