TITLE

Reading A Torture Memo

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Shane
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
National Journal;4/25/2009, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deals with the August 1, 2002 memo issued by the U.S. Justice Department titled "Interrogation of Al Qaeda Operative," which was one of four documents declassified by President Barack Obama. It relates the impact of the declassification of the memo on the issue over the use of torture for terrorist suspects. It explains the factors that motivated Justice lawyers and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers in using torture to gather information from terrorist suspects such as Abu Zubaydah, the man believed to be Al Qaeda's logistics chief.
ACCESSION #
38598457

 

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