The Fight for the High Ground

The Fight for the High Ground

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Drawing upon an active-duty counterintelligence officer's perspective as well as more than 150 interviews, investigations, and other primary source documents, U.S. Army Major Douglas A. Pryer provides a detailed look at how mounting U.S. casualties became the catalyst for a moral dilemma in how prisoners were interrogated in Iraq in 2003-2004. Pryer walks us down both sides of the issue, explaining how deficiencies in Army doctrine, force structure, and training enabled harsh interrogation policies to sometimes trump traditional values. The United States, he says, will likely suffer the damage done by abusive interrogations for years to come, and much work still needs to be done to ensure such damage never recurs. Pryer's work reminds us that U.S. soldiers should not torture because Americans aspire to higher ideals. Our fight for this qhigh groundq was nearly lost...and continues on.Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997. a€”a€”a€”. Field Manual 1, The Army. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001. a€”a€”a€”. Field Manual 2-22.3, Human Intelligence Collector Operations. Washington, DC: U.S.anbsp;...

Title:The Fight for the High Ground
Author:Douglas A. Pryer
Publisher:Fight for the High Ground - 2009-11-16


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