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Torture and Impunity The U. S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation

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ISBN-10: 0299288544

ISBN-13: 9780299288549

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alfred W. McCoy

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Campaigning for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama offered an impassioned denunciation of the “enhanced” interrogation techniques used by the Bush administration in its War on Terror—methods that included sensory deprivation, self-inflicted pain, and waterboarding. But four years later America has yet to prosecute or punish these abuses. Tracing the origins of this knotty contradiction from the 1950s to the present, Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the United States government under Presidents Bush and Obama.    During the early years of the Cold War, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency covertly funded…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 8/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
The CIA's Pursuit of Psychological Torture
Science in Dachau's Shadow
Torture in the Crucible of Counterinsurgency
Theater State of Terror
The Seduction of Psychological Torture
The Outcast of Camp Echo
Psychological Torture and Public Forgetting
Notes
Bibliography
Index