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George W. Bush calls them an "alternative set of procedures": forcing victims to stand for forty hours; depriving them of sleep for weeks on end; and strapping prisoners to inclined boards, then flooding their mouths with water. These techniques are torture, and they are legal in the United States. Michael Otterman reveals the long history of U.S. torture. He shows how these procedures became standard practice in today's war on terror. Initially, the CIA based their techniques on the tactics of their enemies, the Nazis, Soviets, and Chinese. Billions of dollars were spent studying, refining, then teaching these techniques to interrogators charged with keeping communism at bay. They produced procedure manuals that were used in Vietnam, Latin America, and elsewhere. As the Cold War ended, these tortures---engineered to leave deep psychological wounds but few physical scars---were legalized using the very laws that were designed to eradicate their use. After 9/11, they were revived again for use on enemy combatants detained in America's vast gulag of prisoners across the globe---from secret CIA black sites in Thailand to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Michael Otterman shows that these interrogation methods violate more than international law and fundamental human rights. They radicalize enemies, undermine credibility, and yield unreliable intelligence. They do not make us more safe. They make us less safe. American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond Otterman, Michael, Pluto Press (UK)

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American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond Reveals how torture became standard practice in War on Terror. This title shows that the road to Abu Ghraib leads back through US military survival schools, Latin American military assistance programs, Vietnamese counter-terror operations and, finally, to America's Cold War enemies: the USSR and communist China. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-0-7453-2670-2, Pluto Pr

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American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond
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Otterman, Michael

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American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond

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Exposes the secret history of US torture at home and abroad.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780745326702
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0745326706
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Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: PLUTO PR
285 Pages
Weight: 0,404 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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