History of Torture in the United States

History of Torture in the United States, Torture in the "War on Terror":   Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States abandoned its policy of opposing torture for the first time in history.  Devised by health care professionals, justified by lawyers, and authorized at the highest levels in government, a program of cruel psychological and physical abuse was applied to detainees in U.S. custody at Guantánamo Bay and other sites beyond U.S. borders.

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