Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Seymour Hersh
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Introduction

• The Introduction introduces Seymour M. Hersh and some of the topics he has covered as an investigative reporter.

• Hersh is also highly critical of the U.S. government's activities in the aftermath of 9/11 and, while scornful of military policy, has great affection for the troops on the front line.

Chapter 1, Part 1

• After the 9/11 attacks, the effort of gathering intelligence was considered the most necessary thing to do in order to win the war on terror.

• Prisoners captured in Afghanistan were declared enemy combatants and taken to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

• By declaring them enemy combatants and not prisoners of war, the captured people were in legal limbo where they could be detained indefinitely without getting legal representation.

• A CIA analyst came back from visiting Guantanamo Bay and said that there were war crimes being committed against the prisoners and that many of the prisoners at Guantanamo were simply...

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