Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror

Das Inter­view zu der Beteil­i­tung von Heil­beru­flern in der Folter im Rah­men des Kriegs gegen des Ter­rors u.a. in Guan­tanamo mit Steven Miles kön­nen Sie HIER sehen. Auf der Seite find­en Sie auch das voll­ständi­ge Tran­skript des The­mas.  

After 9/11, the U.S. mil­i­tary began using physi­cians, psy­chol­o­gists and oth­er med­ical per­son­nel to assist in the inter­ro­ga­tions of pris­on­ers at Guan­tanamo Bay and else­where. We take a look at the role of doc­tors and inter­ro­ga­tion with Dr. Steven Miles, an expert in med­ical ethics and author of the new book, “Oath Betrayed: Tor­ture, Med­ical Com­plic­i­ty, and the War on Ter­ror.” [includes rush tran­script]

While the issue of mil­i­tary tri­bunals and the legal sta­tus of pris­on­ers at Guan­tanamo Bay remains in the media spot­light, anoth­er aspect of the US prison camp is large­ly being left out of the dis­cus­sion in the cor­po­rate media–the abuse of pris­on­ers at Guan­tanamo and the active par­tic­i­pa­tion of doc­tors in tor­ture.

After 9/11, the Pen­ta­gon began using so-called behav­ioral sci­ence con­sul­tants, or “bis­cuit” teams to help inter­roga­tors obtain infor­ma­tion from pris­on­ers at Guan­tanamo Bay and else­where. These med­ical teams report­ed­ly advised the mil­i­tary on how to “break” detainees to make them more coop­er­a­tive.

  • Dr. Steven Miles, author of “Oath Betrayed: Tor­ture, Med­ical Com­plic­i­ty, and the War on Ter­ror.” He is a pro­fes­sor of med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta Med­ical School and a fac­ul­ty mem­ber of its Cen­ter for Bioethics. He is also a prac­tic­ing physi­cian.
 
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