Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib - Study Guide Chapter 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Seymour Hersh
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Chapter 1, Part 3 Summary

A large issue was the government overreaction to the original Afghanistan situation where politically correct bureaucratic procedures had allowed several key Taliban members to escape. Pressure was applied to circumvent the regular chain of command to speed up the decision-making process. The President's Special Access Program was created in this atmosphere.

Two Egyptians were seized and spirited out of Sweden while seeking asylum, and flown back to Egypt for torture. The jet used was later traced to Guantanamo and Washington D.C. visits. The SAP was also used in Iraq against the insurgency, but was not effective, so the SAP was brought to the Iraqi prisons. The chain of command there was also very blurred; with civilians of unknown rank giving orders to MPs. It was unclear just who was in charge.

Chapter 1, Part 3 Analysis

The purpose of a chain of command is for persons...

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