Sheldon Richman on America's Recent History of Torture

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U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park

A new report reveals that in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and other places, American forces engaged in torture and other practices that violated U.S. laws and international treaties—conduct that has been condemned by the U.S. government when practiced by other governments. Sheldon Richman argues that the report also reveals (inadvertently) that when it comes to conserving the national-security state, it matters little which party is in power.

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