Fear Up Harsh
An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq
ISBN 9780451223159 | 272 pages | 01 Apr 2008 | NAL | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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"Something really bad happened here." So begins Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis's first briefing at Abu Ghraib. While Lagouranis's training stressed the rules of the Geneva Conventions, once in Iraq, he discovered that pushing the legal limits of interrogation was encouraged. Under orders, he-along with numerous other soldiers-abused and terrorized Iraqis by adding "enhancements" like dogs, hypothermia, and other techniques to "Fear Up Harsh"-the official tactic designed to frighten prisoners into revealing information. And he saw others do far worse."A brave, forthright and much needed account of the often-ignored tragedies beyond the walls of Abu Ghraib."
The first Army interrogator to publicly step forward and break the silence surrounding these tactics, Lagouranis reveals what went on in Iraqi prisons- raising crucial questions about American conduct abroad.
-Rory Kennedy, Director/Producer, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
"A must read...Compelling, profound, important and terrifying."
-John D. Huston, RADM, JAGC, USN (ret.)
Judge Advocate General of the Navy (1997-2000)
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