The Torture Debate
Determining Limits on Interrogation TechniquesBuy Full Issue$34.95
(Excerpted from Congressional Digest, February 2008)
More than four years after images depicting of abuse of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prisoners by U.S. military personnel came to public attention, America’s use — and definition — of torture remains controversial.
Internal memoranda within the George W. Bush Administration have led to ambiguities concerning whether U.S. intelligence agency personnel could legally use techniques such as waterboarding (simulated drowning) to illicit information from detainees at Guantánamo Bay and in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, congressional investigat…
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Protection and Treatment of Detainees During WartimeRead More
Overview of the International Human Rights AgreementRead More
Interview With Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael HaydenRead More
Conferecne Report LanguageRead More
Recent Action on Detainee InterrogationRead More
Pro & Con
Should U.S. Intelligence Agents Be Required to Comply With U.S. Army Interrogation and Prisoner Treatment Standards?