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The least worst place : Guantanamo's first 100 days, Karen Greenberg

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The least worst place : Guantanamo's first 100 days
Title
The least worst place
Title remainder
Guantanamo's first 100 days
Statement of responsibility
Karen Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In January 2002, the first detainees of the War on Terror disembarked in Guantánamo Bay, dazed, bewildered, and--more often than not--alarmingly thin. With little advance notice, the military's preparations for this group of predominantly unimportant ne'er-do-wells were hastily thrown together, but as Karen Greenberg shows, a number of capable and honorable Marine officers tried to create a humane and just detention center. Greenberg, a leading expert on the Bush Administration's policies on terrorism, tells the story of the first one hundred days of Guantánamo through a group of career officers who tried--and ultimately failed--to stymie the Pentagon's desire to implement harsh new policies and bypass the Geneva Conventions. 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--patterns of power that would come to dominate the Bush administration's overall strategy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberg, Karen J
Dewey number
355.1/29609729167
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.G7345 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Label
The least worst place : Guantanamo's first 100 days, Karen Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780195371888
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008043258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn255902902
  • (OCoLC)255902902
Label
The least worst place : Guantanamo's first 100 days, Karen Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780195371888
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008043258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn255902902
  • (OCoLC)255902902

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