The Resource Inside Gitmo : the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay, Gordon Cucullu, (electronic resource)

Inside Gitmo : the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay, Gordon Cucullu, (electronic resource)

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Inside Gitmo : the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay
Title
Inside Gitmo
Title remainder
the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Cucullu
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. military detention center at Guantǹamo Bay-known to the public as Gitmo-has been called the American Gulag, a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goat herders swept up in Afghanistan and Iraq have been sequestered, tortured, and abused for years on end without access to legal counsel or basic medical services. Gordon Cucullu, a retired army colonel, was so appalled by these reports that he decided to see for himself. In a series of visits he inspected every corner of the camp and interviewed dozens of personnel, from guards and interrogators to cooks and nurses. The result-coming just as the Obama administration wants to close the facility-is a riveting description of daily life for both prisoners and guards. Cucullu describes the six camps reserved for different levels of compliance, details the treatment of prisoners, and examines their experiences in detail, including the techniques used to interrogate them, the food they eat, their medical care, how they communicate with one another, and the many ingenious ways they contrive to assault and injure their guards. While some prisoners were indeed treated harshly in the early days, when the hastily built camp was flooded with battlefield captures and fears ran high of another 9/11-style attack, Cucullu finds that these excesses were quickly corrected. Current treatment and oversight routines exceed the standards of any maximum-security prison in the world. Despite what the public has heard, these are not innocent goatherds but dedicated jihadists whose overriding goal-as they themselves candidly say-is to kill Americans. Should they now be released to return to the fight, perhaps on American soil? Read this book and decide for yourself
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Midwest
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Cucullu, Gordon
Dewey number
355.1/29609729167
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
  • Detention of unlawful combatants
  • Political prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Inside Gitmo : the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay, Gordon Cucullu, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11935013
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
MWT11935013
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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rdamedia
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MWT11935013
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11935013
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Inside Gitmo : the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay, Gordon Cucullu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11935013
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11935013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11935013
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11935013
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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