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Torture of Detainees and Presidential Prerogative Power

Richard M. Pious

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the president's use of prerogative powers and the treatment of detainees in the war on terror. President Bush asserted his prerogative power in interpreting and reinterpreting ... More


Military Justice

Charles J. Dunlap

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Military justice has never been intended as an exact replica of civilian justice. Historically, the need to maintain discipline under the enormous stress of combat and the high stakes of war impelled ... More


In the Minotaur's Labyrinth: Psychological Torture, Public Forgetting, and Contested History

Alfred W. Mccoy

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Despite dozens of official inquiries in the years since the Abu Ghraib photos first exposed abuse in April 2004, the torture scandal has continued to spread like a virus, infecting all who touch it. ... More


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