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Is torture ever justified?

Author: Tom Head
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: At issue., International politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, many have suggested that torture may be an acceptable weapon in the war on terror. Topics include the definition of torture, the use of torture warrants, and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Head
ISBN: 0737731095 9780737731095 0737731109 9780737731101
OCLC Number: 57008216
Description: 92 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Torture is never justified / Kenneth Roth --
Torture is sometimes justified / Henry Mark Holzer --
Torture should be legalized and regulated / Alan M. Dershowitz --
The U.S. Military need not obey the Geneva Conventions when dealing with suspected terrorists / John Yoo --
The U.S. Military should always obey the Geneva Conventions / Lincoln Caplan --
"Stress and duress" techniques are forms of torture / Tom Malinowski --
"Stress and duress" techniques are legitimate forms of interrogation / Mark Bowden --
The use of torture serves current U.S. Foreign Policy objectives / Glen T. Martin --
The Abu Ghraib Prisoner abuse qualifies as torture / The Medical foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture --
The Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse does not qualify as torture / Ilana Freedman --
The Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse was committed by a few disobedient soldiers / Tammy Bruce --
The Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse was authorized by high-ranking government officials / Eric Boehlert --
The U.S. news media overrated the significance of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse / Oliver North.
Series Title: At issue., International politics.
Responsibility: Tom Head, book editor.

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In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, many have suggested that torture may be an acceptable weapon in the war on terror. Topics include the definition of torture, the use of torture warrants, and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

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