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The Resource Torture and truth : America, Abu Ghraib, and the war on terror, Mark Danner

Torture and truth : America, Abu Ghraib, and the war on terror, Mark Danner

Label
Torture and truth : America, Abu Ghraib, and the war on terror
Title
Torture and truth
Title remainder
America, Abu Ghraib, and the war on terror
Statement of responsibility
Mark Danner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 2004, graphic photographs of Iraqi prisoners being tortured by American soldiers in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison flashed around the world, provoking outraged debate." "The images are shocking, but they do not tell the whole story. The abuses at Abu Ghraib were not isolated incidents but the result of a chain of deliberate decisions and failures of command. To understand how "Hooded Man" and "Leashed Man" could have happened, Mark Danner turns to the documents that are collected for the first time in this book." "These documents include secret government memos, some never before published, that portray a fierce argument within the Bush administration over whether al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners were protected by the Geneva Conventions and how far the US could go in interrogating them. There are also official reports on abuses at Abu Ghraib by the International Committee of the Red Cross, by US Army investigators, and by an independent panel chaired by former defense secretary James R. Schlesinger. In sifting this evidence, Danner traces the path by which harsh methods of interrogation approved for suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Guantanamo "migrated" to Iraq as resistance to the US occupation grew and US casualties mounted."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danner, Mark
Dewey number
956.7044/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.D36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
956.7044 D188t
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abu Ghraib Prison
  • Abu Ghraib Prison
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Torture
  • Political prisoners
  • Atrocities
  • Political prisoners
  • Torture
  • Iraq
Label
Torture and truth : America, Abu Ghraib, and the war on terror, Mark Danner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Torture and truth
  • Logic of torture
  • Secret road to Abu Ghraib
  • Iraq: the new war
  • Delusions in Baghdad
Control code
ocm56590643
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 580 pages
Isbn
9781590171523
Lccn
2004022408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Torture and truth : America, Abu Ghraib, and the war on terror, Mark Danner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Torture and truth
  • Logic of torture
  • Secret road to Abu Ghraib
  • Iraq: the new war
  • Delusions in Baghdad
Control code
ocm56590643
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 580 pages
Isbn
9781590171523
Lccn
2004022408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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