Thursday, August 21, 2014

Major General (ret.) Antonio M. Taguba writes on Torture in The New York Times

Retired Major General Antonio M. Taguba recently wrote an article for the The New York Times in which he discusses the torturing and inhumane treatment of prisoners, enemies, and military personnel that have been occurring since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

This article is spurred by the soon-to-be released report on the C.I.A.'s  detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects after 9/11 (which also caused the recent announcement by President Obama, acknowledging that "we tortured some folks" saying: "We crossed the line and that needs to be understood and accepted. And we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that so we don't do it in the future").

Taguba writes: "from leaks to the press and the statements of those familiar with the report, we know the committee has determined that C.I.A. torture was more widespread and brutal than Americans were led to believe."

To read more about the report, Taguba's past investigation and findings, as well as his proposed suggestions, please read the full article here.

About Antonio Taguba
Retired Major General Antonio M. Taguba led the initial investigation into abuses in the U.S. military prison at Abu Ghraib and has played a major role in the United States' global war on terrorism. Prior to his command in Iraq, Major Taguba served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support), Third U.S. Army, U.S. Army Forces Central Command and Coalition Forces Land Component Command. Released to the public in March 2004, The Taguba Report by Antonio M. Taguba provides specific findings and offers official recommendations on the subject of detainee abuses, prisoner escapes, and the military's accountability.

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