Monstering

Monstering

Inside America's Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
An investigative report on the abuses committed by American private contractors, soldiers, and officers at prison camps describes the victimization of prisoners at Abu Ghraib while explaining how their abusers were operating outside of the U.S. criminal legal system and may never be brought to justice.

Perseus Publishing
In April 2004, the Abu Ghraib photographs set off an international scandal. Yet until now, the full story has never been told. Tara McKelvey ? the first U.S.journalist to speak with female prisoners from Abu Ghraib ? traveled to the Middle East and across the United States to seek out victims and perpetrators. McKelvey tells how soldiers, acting in an atmosphere that encouraged abuse and sadism, were unleashed on a prison population of which the vast majority, according to army documents, were innocent civilians. Drawing upon critical sources, she discloses a series of explosive revelations: An exclusive jailhouse interview with Lynndie England connects the Abu Ghraib pictures to lewd vacation photos taken by England's boyfriend Charles Graner; formerly undisclosed videotapes show soldiers "Robotripping" on cocktails of over-the-counter drugs while pretending to stab detainees; new material sheds light on accusations against an American suspected of raping an Iraqi child; and first-hand accounts suggest the use of high-voltage devises, sexual humiliation and pharmaceutical drugs on Iraqi prisoners. She also provides an inside look at Justice Department theories of presidential power to show how the many abuses were licensed by the government.

In April 2004, the Abu Ghraib photographs set off an international scandal. Yet until now, the full story has never been told. Tara McKelvey ? the first U.S.journalist to speak with female prisoners from Abu Ghraib ? traveled to the Middle East and across the United States to seek out victims and perpetrators. McKelvey tells how soldiers, acting in an atmosphere that encouraged abuse and sadism, were unleashed on a prison population of which the vast majority, according to army documents, were innocent civilians.
Drawing upon critical sources, she discloses a series of explosive revelations: An exclusive jailhouse interview with Lynndie England connects the Abu Ghraib pictures to lewd vacation photos taken by England's boyfriend Charles Graner; formerly undisclosed videotapes show soldiers "Robotripping" on cocktails of over-the-counter drugs while pretending to stab detainees; new material sheds light on accusations against an American suspected of raping an Iraqi child; and first-hand accounts suggest the use of high-voltage devises, sexual humiliation and pharmaceutical drugs on Iraqi prisoners. She also provides an inside look at Justice Department theories of presidential power to show how the many abuses were licensed by the government.


Publisher Group West
In 2004 the photos of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse appeared on 60 Minutes to national and international scandal. Less than two months later Susan Burke, a Philadelphia attorney, filed a landmark lawsuit on behalf of the detainees presenting a case against two private contractors, CACI International and Titan Inc., purporting that the companies worked together to torture and kill detainees. Following Burke’s lawsuit through the courts and drawing on interviews with current and former military personnel, Monstering examines the many underreported, under-investigated crimes of Abu Ghraib.


Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
Description: xii, 291 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780786717767
0786717769
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 McK

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