Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib Setting & Symbolism

Seymour Hersh
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Guantanamo

U.S. military base/prison in Cuba. Site of first 'enemy combatant' detentions. Slang: "git-mo."

Geneva Convention

A set of standards for minimum treatment of prisoners of war.

C.I.A.

Central Intelligence Agency. Foreign intelligence-gathering arm of the United States government.

D.O.

C.I.A. Directorate of Operations. In charge of clandestine actions.

C.T.C.

Counter-Terrorism Center. C.I.A. think-tank to specifically combat terrorism. Not shown to be effective.

F.B.I.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. Domestic intelligence-gathering arm of the United States Government.

S.A.P.

Special Access Program.

Abu Ghraib

Notorious Iraqi prison later taken over and used by Americans.

Baghdad

Capital city of Iraq.

CENTCOM

U.S. Central Command.

Northern Alliance

Group of anti-Taliban fighters in Afghanistan used by the United States to seize Afghanistan in 2001.

Taliban

Afghanistan-based religious leadership. Were deposed by the United States (via the Northern Alliance...

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