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Author Clarke, Alan W. (Alan William)

Title Rendition to torture / Alan W. Clarke
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Genocide, political violence, human rights series
Genocide, political violence, human rights series.
Contents Introduction -- Cultivating a torture culture -- From Eichmann and Carlos "the Jackal" to Reagan and Clinton -- Significant U.S. renditions to torture -- State secrets privilege trumps justice: Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan -- The illegality of the Iraq War and how rendition sparked it -- European and Canadian complicity in rendition and torture
Summary Many Americans were surprised following the attacks of 9/11 at how easily the United States embraced torture as well as the supposedly lesser evil of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. Extraordinary rendition-sending people captured in the "war on terror" to nations long counted among the world's worst human rights violators-hid from the public eye cruel and bloody interrogations. In Rendition to Torture, Alan W. Clarke explains how the United States adopted torture as a matter of offici
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deportation -- Government policy -- United States.
Detention of persons -- Government policy -- United States.
Extraordinary rendition -- United States.
Extraordinary rendition.
False imprisonment -- United States.
National security -- United States.
Torture -- Government policy -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813553121 (electronic bk.)
9780813553122 (electronic bk.)