Current Controversies: Enhanced Interrogation and Torture, 1st Edition

  • Gary Wiener
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502300
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502307
  • DDC: 327.1273
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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You hear about waterboarding, but what exactly does it mean? This informative, and at times unflinching, collection of essays explores the radical tactics used by government-sanctioned agencies, and those used by terror groups, to ferret out key intelligence from detainees. Topics range from the Geneva Convention to the conditions at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison to the impact of the viral execution videos released by ISIS. A frank look at a difficult subject, this book is recommended for older readers who may already be studying the effects of war or current events.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the Current Controversies Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Is Enhanced Interrogation of Enemies Justified?.
1: Overview: An Introduction to Enhanced Interrogation.
2: Despite a Senate Report to the Contrary, Enhanced Interrogation Works.
3: Enhanced Interrogation Can Produce Valuable Results.
4: The Enhanced Interrogation Program Failed.
5: Enhanced Interrogation Methods Have Not Been Proven to Incite Cooperation.
6: President Trump Is Wrong About Torture: It Doesn't Work.
Is Enhanced Interrogation Morally Defensible?.
7: Overview: The Complex Moral Debate Over Enhanced Interrogation and Torture.
8: Enhanced Interrogation Is Justified If It Saves Lives.
9: Harsh Interrogation Techniques Are Necessary for the Greater Good.
10: Torture Can Never Be Morally Justified.
11: The Lesser of Two Evils Is Still Evil.
12: The Enhanced Interrogation Program Revealed a Monstrous Morality.
Is Enhanced Interrogation Just Another Name for Torture?.
13: Overview: The US Enhanced Interrogation Program is Problematic.
14: Waterboarding Is Torture.
15: Enhanced Interrogation Has Not Made America Safer.
16: Enhanced Interrogation Is Simply Torture, American-Style.
17: Many Coercive Techniques Are Not Torture.
18: Enhanced Interrogation Is Not “Plain-English” Torture.
Is Enhanced Interrogation Legal According to International Law?.
19: Overview: The US Enhanced Interrogation Policy and the Geneva Conventions.
20: We Should Not Apply Human Rights Laws to Terrorists.
21: The United States Had Legal Authority to Use Enhanced Interrogation.
22: We Shouldn't Try to Work Around The International Ban on Extreme Forms of Interrogation.
23: Even If Torture Did Work, It Would Still Be Illegal.
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