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“Honor Bound”: The Political Legacy of Guantánamo

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter shows how the issue of Guantánamo transformed, from the site of a few “minor” instances of abuse, into the domestic and global problem it is today. Two key documents revealed that the ... More


Sadism on the Night Shift: Accounting for Abu Ghraib

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the causal isolation of Abu Ghraib, detailing the arguments that absolved high-ranking military and executive branch officials, as well as the policies that they authorized, of ... More


Baghdad

Neil James Mitchell

in Democracy's Blameless Leaders: From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761441
eISBN:
9780814763377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761441.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter narrates how Donald Rumsfeld denied allegations of being involved in the abusive treatment of captured Iraqis at the Baghdad Central Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib. This case shows ... More


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