IRRC No. 867

Black letter abuse: the US legal response to torture since 9/11

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The use of torture by the US armed forces and the CIA was not limited to "a few bad apples" at Abu Ghraib. This article explores the various legal avenues pursued by the administration to justify and maintain its coercive interrogation programme, and the response by Congress and the courts.

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