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The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days

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Named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2009, The Least Worst Place offers a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo. Greenberg, one of America's leading experts on the Bush Administration's policies on terrorism, tells the story through a group of career officers who tried--and ultimately failed--to stymie the Pentagon's desire to implement harsh new policies in Guantanamo and bypass the Geneva Conventions. Peopled with genuine heroes and villains, this narrative of the earliest days of the post-9/11 era centers on the conflicts between Gitmo-based Marine officers intent on upholding the Geneva Accords and an intelligence unit set up under the Pentagon's aegis. The latter ultimately won out, replacing transparency with secrecy, military protocol with violations of basic operation procedures, and humane and legal detainee treatment with harsh interrogation methods and torture. Greenberg's riveting account puts a human face on this little-known story, revealing how America first lost its moral bearings in the wake of 9/11.

About the Author

Karen J. Greenberg is Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, the Daily Beast, and the American Prospect.

Table of Contents

Preface

Ch. 1 - World Gone Wrong

Ch. 2- The Wrong Man

Ch. 3 - The Void

Ch. 4 - The Bad Guys First

Ch. 5 - The Petting Zoo

Ch. 6 - The General and the Chaplain

Ch. 7- Missing Pieces

Ch. 8 - A Political Animal

Ch. 9 - Towels into Turbans

Ch. 10 - Buried Alive

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199754113
Author:
Greenberg, Karen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Karen
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics | American Politics | Foreign
Subject:
Defense Policy
Subject:
Politics | American Politics | Foreign & Defense Policy
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6 x 9.2 x 0.75 in 0.85 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Terrorism Mercenaries and Guerrillas
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights

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