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Reckoning With Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the "War on Terror"

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04/11/2010

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States launched a “war on terror” — a war against an enemy ill-defined and tied to no geographic place. The tactics employed by the U.S. government to wage the war ranged from conventional combat to espionage. They also included torture, a fact denied by the government at the time but since confirmed in thousands of pages of documents obtained by the ACLU through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.On Monday, April 12, librarians, lawyers, professors, students, writers, and others will read from recently released secret documents — memos, declassified communications, and testimonies by detainees at Guantanamo and elsewhere.