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The Use of Torture in the US

During the height of the war against terrorism, we often heard the term "water boarding" as it was used as a form of torture on suspected terrorists. Is torture ever necessary or justified? Support your position.

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"water boarding"

During the height of the war against terrorism, we often heard the term "water boarding" as it was used as a form of torture on suspected terrorists. Is torture ever necessary or justified? Support your position.

Several forms of torture are used as methods of obtaining information pertaining to future enemy actions, movements of the enemy, size of the enemy, and any other valuable information that could be used to gain an advantage over the enemy. Any form of torture is prohibited by the United States and the International convention treaties governing the treatment of prisoners of war. There is several international convention treaties' (mainly the Geneva Convention) that declared ...

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The solution provides a brief introduction into the use of torture by the United States on "enemy combatants" detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and how it is justified by the American government. It provides additional peer-reviewed articles on the issue of torture and the war on terror.

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