Nonetheless, intersectional analyses of militarism that account for questions of race, class, and gender remain exceedingly rare. Author Bio Josh Cerretti is an assistant professor of history and of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Western Washington University. Praise "Informed by transnational, queer, and indigenous feminisms, this book uses news media, government documents, and popular culture to examine military uses and abuses of the erotic. Cerretti sets in motion the examination of unique connections in an underdeveloped historiography on contemporary America, and he provides an interesting point of thematic analysis. This book is an eye-opener for anyone interested in the intersectional workings of state violence.
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Project MUSE - Abuses of the Erotic
During the early stages of the Iraq War , United States Army and Central Intelligence Agency personnel committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq ,  including physical and sexual abuse , torture , rape , sodomy , and murder. The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad. The administration of George W. Bush asserted that the abuses at Abu Ghraib were isolated incidents and were not indicative of U. Documents popularly known as the Torture Memos came to light a few years later. These documents, prepared shortly before the invasion of Iraq by the United States Department of Justice , authorized certain enhanced interrogation techniques generally held to involve torture of foreign detainees. The memoranda also argued that international humanitarian laws , such as the Geneva Conventions , did not apply to American interrogators overseas.
'It Was Torture': An Abu Ghraib Interrogator Acknowledges 'Horrible Mistakes'
Relatives of Iraqi prisoners being held at Abu Ghraib denounce detainee treatment as they hold local newspapers featuring photos of U. Editor's note: The following interview contains descriptions that some may find disturbing. Forget "enhanced interrogation techniques" — Eric Fair says what he did as an interrogator in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was torture. It was a terrible idea on every level. The techniques Fair used were considered legal by the U.
In December , a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe. The note claimed that US guards had been raping women detainees, who were, and are, in a small minority at Abu Ghraib. Several of the women were now pregnant, it added.