Feb 20, 2008

The Water Cure: Debating torture and counterinsurgency - a century ago

(Paul Kramer, The New Yorker) - Many Americans were puzzled by the news, in 1902, that United States soldiers were torturing Filipinos with water.
The United States, throughout its emergence as a world power, had spoken the language of liberation, rescue, and freedom. This was the language that, when coupled with expanding military and commercial ambitions, had helped launch two very different wars. Continued

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