Interrogation of Detainees

Interrogation of Detainees

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U.S. treatment of enemy combatants and terrorist suspects captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations has been a subject of debate, incl. whether such treatment complies with U.S. statutes and treaties. Congress approved additional guidelines concerning the treatment of detainees via the Detainee Treatment Act (DTA). Among other things, the DTA contains provisions that: (1) require DoD personnel to employ U.S. Army Field Manual guidelines while interrogating detainees; and (2) prohibit the Aicruel, inhuman and degrading punishment of persons under the detention, custody, or control of the U.S. GovAit.Ai This report discusses provisions of the DTA concerning standards for the interrogation and treatment of detainees.It remains to be seen whether President Obamaa#39;s Executive Order on detainee treatment or the findings of the Special Interagency ... would generally bar any individual in the custody or control either of an intelligence agency or a contractor or subcontractor of an intelligence agency, from being subjected to any treatment or interrogation technique not authorized by the United States Army Field Manual .

Title:Interrogation of Detainees
Author: Michael John Garcia
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-10

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