Foreign Detainee Operations Post 9/11: An Example of the United States’ Ethical Compromise
After 9/11, the United States government issued a series of policies that allowed tortuous interrogations in order to extract actionable information, or least attempt to. After being a member of the Geneva Convention and the Convention Against Torture, the U.S. directly defied these international treaties purely because it suited their interests during the retaliation against al-Qaeda. This paper seeks to answer how government accountability plummets when directing officials overlook the law, how the subjectivity of torture laws was capitalize on, and what further implications this has on us as a nation. This research takes a multi-case study approach which allows for an in-depth analysis of interrogative techniques, living conditions, and how it was all made legal.Keywords: Detainee, Ethics, Torture, Interrogation
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
Critical Evaluation of Our Times; Scholarship; Practical Wisdom
"Foreign Detainee Operations Post 9/11: An Example of the United States’ Ethical Compromise" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 2786.