Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values (Paperback)
|Author: Philippe Sands|
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|The Rumsfeld Memo authorized controversial interrogation practices that migrated to Afghanistan, Abu Ghraib, and elsewhere. Sands investigates how the memo set the stage for a divergence from the Geneva Convention, and he holds the Bush administration accountable.|
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A behind-the-scenes account of Donald Rumsfeld's notorious 2002 memo authorizing controversial interrogation practices that subsequently migrated to Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and elsewhere evaluates how the memo established a divergence from the Geneva Convention and Torture Convention. Reprint.Offers a study of a document, signed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in December 2002, that authorized the use of eighteen controversial interrogation techniques that were used at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and set the stage for a betrayal of the Geneva Convention.