The Battle Behind the Wire

Author: Cheryl Benard
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833051946
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This report finds parallels in U.S. prisoner and detainee operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. It recommends that detailed doctrine should be in place prior to detention and that detainees should be interviewed when first detained.

U S Military Detention Operations in Post Abu Ghraib Iraq

Author: Jeffrey Meriwether
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272341
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This book focuses on the developments and successes in Iraq subsequent to the Abu-Ghraib detention mission. It shows the standard rule-of-law approach taken by the U.S. military, whilst examining the work of such leaders as Major General John D. Gardner and Major General Douglas M. Stone.

Behind the Wire

Author: Philip Kaplan
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1781590443
Format: PDF
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"Vividly describes the conditions experienced by allied airmen who were shot down in WWII and incarcerated behind enemy lines. Details the ways in which prisoners reacted to their predicament and their tales of enterprise, as inmates took it upon themselves to improve their surroundings. Offers a different slant on our understanding of WW2 history." --Publisher description.

How the Gloves Came Off

Author: Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543255
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Guantánamo Bay, and far-flung CIA "black sites" after the attacks of 9/11 included cruelty that defied legal and normative prohibitions in U.S. and international law. The antitorture stance of the United States was brushed aside. Since then, the guarantee of American civil liberties and due process for POWs and detainees has grown muddled, threatening the norms that sustain modern democracies. How the Gloves Came Off considers the legal and political arguments that led to this standoff between civility and chaos and their significant consequences for the strategic interests and standing of the United States. Unpacking the rhetoric surrounding the push for unitary executive action in wartime, How the Gloves Came Off traces the unmaking of the consensus against torture. It implicates U.S. military commanders, high-level government administrators, lawyers, and policy makers from both parties, exposing the ease with which powerful actors manipulated ambiguities to strip detainees of their humanity. By targeting the language and logic that made torture thinkable, this book shows how future decision makers can craft an effective counternarrative and set a new course for U.S. policy toward POWs and detainees. Whether leaders use their influence to reinforce a prohibition of cruelty to prisoners or continue to undermine long-standing international law will determine whether the United States retains a core component of its founding identity.

Prisoner Of War

Author: Charles Rollings
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446490963
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'For you, the war is over.' These famous words marked the end of the Second World War for nearly half a million allied servicemen, and the beginning of a very different battle in captivity. Waged against boredom, brutality, disease, hunger and despair, it was a battle for survival, fought without the aid of weapons against fully armed enemy captors. Based on interviews and correspondence with ex-POWs and their relatives over the last 30 years, Prisoner of War is a major survey of allied POWs from all walks of life. Extraordinary stories of extremes: courage, hope and desperation are revealed in the words of those that were there. Arranged chronologically, the book follows those involved from capture, through interrogation, imprisonment, escape, to final liberation and homecoming. POWs and, in particular, those who broke free, have become a post-war cultural icon; a symbol of the will to survive against the odds. Rich with incident and emotion, Prisoner of War is a compelling look at the lives of extraordinary individuals trapped behind the wire.

Enemy in the Wire

Author: Andy Symonds
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 9781684016488
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A riveting thriller giving the reader an up-close, behind-the-scenes look into the SpecOps brotherhood in the vein of "American Sniper" or "Lone Survivor," with heart-racing action sequences that could only be relayed by a real Navy SEAL. Enemy in the Wire is a follow up to the critically acclaimed first novel by Andy Symonds, My Father's Son. Wounds aren't always followed by Purple Hearts, and the battle doesn't necessarily stop on the front lines. This is the story of one boy, of one family, who has their world ripped apart by war. Enemy in the Wire takes you once more into the Butlers' world. "]]HARD-HITTING, ACTION-PACKED]] hooks the reader and refuses to let go]] had to remind myself I was reading a novel and not a true story]]" CHRIS OSMAN, Navy SEAL and author of SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force

Church Behind the Wire

Author: Barnabas Mam
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802483151
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the oppression and terror of the killing fields in Cambodia, this is the story of how one man's conversion led to a rebirth of faith that brought hope to a nation. Commissioned by Communists to spy on a Christian evangelistic crusade, Barnabas Mam instead discovered Jesus and came to faith in Him. After spending four years in prison camps at the hands of the Khmer Rouge Barnabas emerged as one of only 200 surviving Christians in all of Cambodia. God raised him up to became the foremost evangelist and church planter in a land broken by genocide. An inspiring story on a personal, church, and national level, this is more than a narrative--it's a blueprint for success for church growth of the most powerful kind.

Across the Wire

Author: Luis Urrea
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307773746
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border—a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dove on a Barbed Wire

Author: Deborah Van Rooyen
Publisher: Devorah Publishing
ISBN: 9781934440797
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Title of previous ed.: My grandfather's brother's son--T.p. verso