Navy Warned Pentagon on TortureTwo years before the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the Navy's general counsel warned the Pentagon that its wink-and-nod policies on torture would invite abuse, reports The New Yorker.
Navy Counsel Issued Warning On Torture
The Navy’s general counsel warned Pentagon officials two years before the Abu Ghraib prison scandal that circumventing international agreements on torture and detainees’ treatment would invite abuse, according to a published report.
Legal theories granting the president the right to authorize abuse despite the Geneva Conventions were unlawful, dangerous and erroneous, then-General Counsel Alberto J. Mora advised officials in a secret memo. The 22-page document was obtained by the New Yorker for an article in its Feb. 27 issue.Wait, before you go…
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