Beautiful Souls - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Press travels to Erie, Pennsylvania, to meet with Darrel Vandeveld, a combat veteran, devout Catholic, and senior prosecutor at the Office of Military Commissions in Guantanamo, where he sought to put away Muslim terrorists. One seemingly easy case involved a suspected terrorist named Jawad who said he was mistreated by his captors, Vandeveld explains. Vandeveld goes on to tell Press that he did not believe Jawad at first, but upon looking into mistreatment allegations and the case itself, realized the case was not strong and the mistreatment was real. Jawad’s recriminating statements were found to have been made under torture and could not be used in court. Jawad was then released. Vandeveld’s stand against his own country brought down harsh punishment, including orders to undergo a psychological evaluation, and he was released from active duty. Vandeveld tells Press that, though sad he...

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