How the U.S. Interrogates Terrorism Suspects

(Washington Post) In the multifaceted global war on terrorism waged by the Bush administration, one of the most opaque - yet vital - fronts is the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects. The U.S. government handles prisoners in a brass-knuckled quest for information in which the traditional lines between right and wrong, legal and inhumane, are evolving and blurred. While the U.S. government publicly denounces the use of torture, national security officials defended the use of violence against captives as just and necessary. They expressed confidence that the American public would back their view.

2002-12-26 00:00:00

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